Friday, February 28, 2014



One of my goals for 2014 was to begin decorating my home for each of the holidays.  While I know I can't decorate EVERYTHING in the house, my initial decoration will be a mini quilt to hang in my foyer for each holiday of the year.  As you can see above...I'm ready for St. Patrick's Day!

I found this image somewhere online (possibly pinterest?), copied the image, printed it and cut it out...and there it sat until this past week.  I made a few little changes to my tastes, but the basic concept is the same.  For the life of me now I can't find the website where I found the image to give proper credit to whomever designed this adorable hat.  If it was you, or if you know who it was, please let me know so I can list him/her as the designer.

I was determined to only use what I had on hand, and I met my restriction with the exception of the clover charm.  The hat was just calling out for a little bit of bling!  I also attempted stipple free motion quilting for the first time, and added some wonky stitching for shading on the hat.  I was having a bit of trouble with the foot catching as I was quilting so there are some eyelashes on the back of the piece.  Oh well, nobody should be looking at the back, lol.  I added another loop of rubber band to my altered free motion quilting foot (per Leah Day) and did a few quick stitches on some scraps and the motion was MUCH better.  I can't WAIT for my next FMQ session!  Thank you, Leah! 

So, how are YOU decorating for the holiday?

BTW, on March 7th (or thereabouts) I will be having a small giveaway for my "mid year blogiversary".  Stay tuned for details! 


  1. Replies
    1. Thank you, Melody! These little minis are just so much fun!

    2. Very nice. I haven't even thought about doing anything for St. Patrick's Day yet. Perhaps a clover garland?????

      God bless.

    3. Thank you, Jackie! I'm already planning Easter! Such fun!

  2. That is just too stinkin' cute! Love it!

    1. Thank you, Jeanette! I think I have found a new love in 12" minis! Happy St. Paddy's Day!