Wednesday, November 26, 2008

One Button

Yesterday I made my first fabric-covered button. I tried to show several members of the family; they were mildly impressed. I, on the other hand, was thrilled--I immediately wanted to keep covering more buttons with fun fabrics! Such a simple little process...but what great results! I'm definitely going to stock up on the parts and pieces to cover buttons of all sizes.
I know I shared this bag before, but now that it has a matching fabric-covered button it is really complete!
Today I thought I'd share my Thimbleberries "Hometown Christmas" quilt. It's a king-sized quilt, so it was a little difficult to photograph. We usually use this quilt from November to January, but it hasn't been cold enough yet to put it on the bed.
The present blocks were my favorites to make!
Of course, I alwo loved the star, the tree, the houses, and the cardinals!

I've also made one flannel Christmas quilt. This is just a cozy throw we keep in our family room during the holidays.

Well, that's all for now...I've got a table to set and lots of food to prepare!

14 comments:

Simone de Klerk said...

You put a smile on my face writing about being so thrilled about your button and your family midly impressed. I know what you mean!
Love your quilt. We could certainly use it here! It's coooooold

QuiltedSimple said...

I love the button (I too would be thrilled and everyone else would be like what?) and your king size quilt is beautiful! Love it.
Kris

Carrie P. said...

I tried my hand at covering some button with some needlepunch. They turned out pretty cute. I made pins out of them. The bag is lovely and the quilts are too. I especially like the one with the red birds on it.
Happy Thanksgivng.

SandyQuilts said...

Oh my I've never cared for Thimbleberries but I'm afraid I've fallen in love with your quilt. It's beautiful and more. Any interest in selling the pattern?

The NELSON Family said...

SOOOO cute! I love the present block too!

Stephanie said...

Another beautiful Christmas quilt. LOVE your bag and button. Aren't the buttons fun and easy?

Casey said...

aw about your family being mildly impressed. mine is that way too, I'm always excited but no one else gives me the excitement I want to see too lol. the quilt is great too :)

Stina said...

:o)... think the family members are the same all over the world...:O)
The buttons are great...and fun!!
Oh..my you sure do have a lot of wonderful quilts for christmas!!

craftydiane said...

Making covered button is lots of fun! My dad had an upholstery shope for years and I worked for him for awhile. One of my jobs was making the buttons for the furniture that had buttons in it. Of course he had this machine with a handle you pull down to make each covered button, but it was still just as fun as the small gadgets we use at home! I made tons of covered buttons while I worked there. It is lots more fun to make them from our quilting and sewing fabric cause you can cut out certain designs to show up on the front of the button. Keep having fun!
Have a Blessed Day,
Diane

Joy said...

Your Thimbleberries quilt is stunning and those gifty blocks are so cute!!
I think self covered buttons look great too, it finishes that bag off beautifully - I would have gotten a thrill from that too ;o)!!

ivoryspring said...

You ought to be so proud of yourself for doing the covered button. I have always been fascinated by it, but never was daring enough to try!

Your Christmas quilt is fabulous, same goes for your other projects that you have shown.

hetty said...

Loved your button! I can see getting excited about that! Also loved your Christmas quilts. If you lived up here you could use it every night!

Dee said...

I just love looking at what you have been making. Always inspiring. I'm glad you shared that bag again as I must have missed it before. I love it's matching button too. Good on you for making it and showing it off as I think I'll have to make a few now for pressies. D. :=)

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

I was always afraid to make covered buttons and once I started I couldn't stop. I have a big jar from ikea full of all different sizes of buttons - covered - on my shelf. They are so pretty!