I Just Want to Make...and Merry Christmas!




I really do miss spending more time in this space!  I have so many quilting related topics I'd like to ramble on about, but December does not seem to be the month for that, do you agree?  So much other stuff going on... but I can't wait for January!  There will be lots of quilting and talk about quilting I hope!

Just wanted to pop in here though and wish you all a blessed Christmas, and thanks for visiting and leaving comments! 

About the little wall hanging above, I made it as a small thanks to a wonderful blogging friend who sent me some of the fabric originally, which I made a flying geese quilt with. 

I pieced the little leftover strips together to make this little wallhanging, and thought it was done.  But it sat on my shelf for a while obviously because it just knew it wasn't complete, and was waiting for me to catch on!

Then one day I decided to do some thread painting on it, (which is something I really enjoy, I want to explore it some more and maybe talk about how simple and forgiving and fun it is!).  Of course I had to use my fave saying as relating to creativity.  I think I need a similar one for my sewing space to remind me of this thought.  I just want to make beautiful things, even if nobody cares.  So. So. True.

35 comments:

  1. Your quote is perfect and the colours and fabrics are so so good! I'm interested to hear your take on thread painting. Merry Christmas Jolene!

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  2. Merry Christmas to you too! Love that little strawberry.

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  3. And Merry Christmas to you too! This is a stunning set of pictures. Everything about it, even down to the peeling paint. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Isn't it great that we all care?! I so enjoy your posts. Wishing you a merry Christmas!

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  5. Everything you do is beautiful. Merry Christmas ; )

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  6. Love that wall hanging. Merry Christmas to you.

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  7. Gorgeous! I love your colours and the wall hanging is beautiful. Is thread painting done with the darning foot? I actually closed up some holes in the bum of my daughters jeans going backwards and forwards over and over with the darning foot and it worked out great! The thread was the same colour as the jeans and you can hardly tell where the tear was. I think I would like to have a go at thread painting so look forward to any posts about it . Hope you and your family have a lovely christmas. :-)

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  8. Thank you for sharing and Merry Christmas to you. A wonderful thought you have put in my head for today and for a new year!

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  9. I love it! Very appropriate for you. I am glad to see you blog again, I love your posts! Although just purchased some fabric from fabric spark for myself for christmas one of your bundles you selected.

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  10. Once again you have encouraged me. Sometimes I make a quilt and think 'who would want this' but I love to quilt even though I don't do it a lot. But your quote encourages me. Thank you!
    Merry Christmas to you and your family! God bless you.

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  11. Oh I love this! Great use of scraps and way to have something pretty and encouraging!

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  12. I love this - I may need one of these!! Pinning. Happy holidays to you

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  13. I have been saying 'I just want to make stuff' again and again lately. Less drama, less stress, more making! Happy Holidays!

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  14. Perfect quote! I love it and your eye for fabric combinations!

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  15. Merry and blessed Christmas and fabulous 2015!

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  16. Love the wall hanging. Merry Christmas to you and your and I look forward to your posts on quilting and thread painting.

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  17. Don't we all need one of these in our sewing rooms! Merry Christmas!! :)

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  18. Merry Christmas to you as well Jolene and thanks for expressing an often felt sentiment!
    Beautiful wall hanging!






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  19. Links don't seem to be working on your blog. Can you please email the pattern for your Texas Star Quilt Block. Thanks.

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  20. Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year Jolene. Your quilts inspire me. Looking forward to your posts in 2015.

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  21. Beautiful! And I agree entirely! Happy Christmas and happy making in 2015.

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  22. Thank you for sharing your wall hanging. As someone who has no sewing friends, and few friends who appreciate handmade, I can definitely relate. (Thank goodness for the internet!) I look forward to seeing what you have to share next year :) A Merry and Blessed Christmas to you and your family!

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  23. I agree with your quote! Neat wall hanging!

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  24. Yes ... please talk about thread painting ... have a lovely festive season and I look forward to your blog posts in 2015 :)

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  25. Beautiful! The text really makes me smile! It's a good thing to remind oneself of! Merry Christmas and thank you for all the inspiration!

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  26. Merry Christmas. I love that flying geese quilt, and the botanics color story mini quilt, so cute!

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  27. I'm nobody, who cares ;), thanks for sharing

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  28. you did an awesome job of the "sew together bags!"

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  29. I'm not sure how I missed this post. This is such a treasure. I LOVE it. Thanks so very much.

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