Archive | February, 2017

A new quilt category, the Hostess Quilt!

25 Feb

I’d like to send a shoutout to a dear Stitching friend Paula A! Paula inadvertently left a dish and small quilt behind over the holidays and when she retrieved it I told her how much I coveted the small quilt. Her hot dish quilt was bigger than a potholder but smaller than a table runner. Paula gifted the stripe table quilt to me! Thank you Paula! 

I would like to coin a new quilting term…the Hostess Quilt!  The Hostess Quilt is bigger than a potholder but smaller than a table runner.  I am in love with this concept of the Hostess Quilt. Perfect for gift giving and nearly instant gratification as far as finishing goes. I use my Hostess quilt under hot dishes, but they would be awesome accompanying a flower arrangement, a bottle of wine or a beautiful candle.  The second photo is my Spring Hostess Quilt! Wool on Cotton Appliqué, machine embroidery quilting and free motion quilting. Best of all, it’s a finished project!!!

The Tulips are Die cut with the Sizzix Originals Tulip Die from my hand dyed Felted wool. Follow Pretty Penny Precuts on Social Media. Request kits at

Is it Spring yet? 

22 Feb

We’ve had very mild weather here in our little suburb south of Atlanta Georgia. 

If you follow Pretty Penny Precuts…the best ways are on Facebook and my Pinterest Board Pretty Penny Precuts, you know I hold a once a month Open House Stitching Session.  I am so blessed by the stitching friends that attend for this FREE Make ‘n Take event. (You must be present for the FREE project in case you are wondering). These stitching friends inspire me, stretch me, and keep me striving for the next Felted Wool Die Cut design. They also are superb pattern testers!  

Our March Pretty Penny Precuts stitching session is a Challenge of sorts. Stitchers will receive a Die cut Chocolate Bunny to do with as they like. Here is my Sample!  

I have created a simple bordered quilt around mine. Now for the machine quilting. We will see if I do it or turn it over to a long arming friend. 

I hope you have a grand Spring project planned to cutout and create!