Sunday, December 30, 2012

Postcard From The Edge (of nowhere)

Greetings!  I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas.

Pioneer Farm 2010 (we don't have this much snow this year)

I have escaped the Northeast to spend time with family and freinds at Pioneer Farm in Illinois.  I had a one day delay in Columbus due to blizzard conditions but we made it.   I love to return to the Midwest farm region to take in the big skies and fresh air.

Barns at sunrise (2010)

Here are the Christmas projects I made with the Nevermore fabric.  Composition Notebook Covers -

I made 6 to give as gifts and one prototype to keep.  I adjusted the pattern width by reducing it 1/2 inch for a tighter fit.  I used this blog post to make them.

It was a bit like making 6 little quilts.

I added a label to inside back cover.

For my friend, Diane, I made an oversized mug rug.  I knew she would love the fabric.  (sorry bad photo lighting)

I used this piano print for the backing of hers.

Well, I'm off to boot up and take a walk in the woods with my puppy.

Enjoy the last couple of days 2012!


  1. Perfect use of this fabric! what a great idea/gift!
    glad you made it, I was wondering if you were even able to go .
    Hope Coco is enjoying the snow!

  2. Lovely Barb! Enjoy your time at the farm!! I look forward to quilting mischief in 2013!!!

  3. The notebook covers looks great. Enjoy your time at the farm.

  4. I DO love the Raven fabric and my extra large mug rug. I had my elves search for purple prints and they hit the motherload. Will you be anywhere near my house while in Illinois or should I mail them?

  5. Your photos are so nice. The journal covers in that fabric are very cool!
    Happy New Year Barb :-)

  6. Wonderful book covers! This fabric is new to me. Great find! Enjoy your vacation. Happy new year!

  7. Love how you used that terrific fabric. We don't often see that kind of print up in our north woods. 'Course I have always loved reading Poe.
    Hope you had a beautiful visit at the farm.

  8. I'm glad you made it through the blizzard after a stopover. Those snowy photos are breathtaking! Does Coco wear snow boots too? Love your Nevermore fabric projects! Wishing you the most wonderful Happy New Year!!

  9. Wonderful gifts, Barb! Enjoy your New Year's with friends and family!

  10. Oh, I love this post...again! You must have a wonderful camera. The "pink" barns against the sky are stunning. I have some of that fabric and forgot all about it...gotta go look. Happy New Year brrrr

  11. In the picture with the barn and other building, they look pink? Is that because of a sunset or are they pink? I have never seen a pink barn.

  12. Perfect use of the Nevermore fabric. Thank you for the blog showing how to make the covers for the notebooks.

    Beautiful pictures - hope you have a wonderful time with your family and friends. Happy New Year!


  13. Nice gifts Barb.have fun with your friends. Brghhhhh it looks chilly.

  14. Your Illinois pictures are beautiful! Have a lovely time. What great fabric - you've used it well.

  15. All that snow is amazing - it is stinking hot here today (35c) and we have the air conditioning running! Wishing you and your family a very happy new year.

  16. Happy New Year to you and your family. There's something special about going home for the holidays with all that snow. I'm looking forward to what lies ahead for 2013.

  17. A walk in the woods with your pup sounds like my kind of fun! Hope you make it back to NJ without any delays.
    Those notebook covers and mug rug are a good way to highlight the Nevermore fabric. You have lucky friends!
    Here's to a fun and creative 2013! Cheers!

  18. What fun gifts Barb! And how exciting to have a little getaway. I hope you've had a wonderful holiday season and that 2013 will hold some exciting NEW adventures for you and your family! Happy New Year!!!

  19. Travel safe - even if it is slow.
    Thank you for a wonderful year of sharing.
    Best wishes to you and yours in 2013!!

  20. Anita has great directions for projects and quilts. Oops now we call them tutorials. The fabric is pretty and you came up with a nice way to display it. I would say to its maximum advantage. HAppy New YEar!!


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