Thursday, December 23, 2010

Moshi Pillow Gone Flat & A Christmas Gathering

Hi everyone! My posting is sporadic and probably will be for a while yet. This is a long post with lots of pictures just to quickly catch you up as much as I can.
The book above has a quilt in it that I am currently working on. If you have the book, the pattern I am using is called "Colors of Autumn". You can see one finished block I have done sitting next to the book.
I am using these piles of strips which are 1 1/2 inches wide. The strips are from a Fall strip exchange my group had a couple of years ago. The pattern actually calls for 2 inch strips. So I am re-working it for this project.
This is what I have done so far! It has taken me a lot longer then I thought it would to get these blocks to this point, but the end is near! I only have about 6 more sets to make and then I can put it all together!! :0)
(My pictures are backwards for how I wanted to post but OK.)
Here are 2 pillows I made last night for my younger daughter. They will go under the tree for Christmas morning. She has 3 "Moshi" pillows which she has had and slept with for many years. You can't wash these things because of the filling inside. ( They smell pretty bad now! Yuck! Not only that, they are sooo stretched out they have become thin and may tear soon which means little tiny balls all over the place) I used my Grandmothers canning funnel to pour the filling into the new pillow forms. (I made these new pillows so the covers can be removed and washed!!) :0)
Anyway! :0) She received one new Moshi pillow as a gift recently from her "Secret Santa"! My daughter decided it was finally O.K. to give me the old ones so I could get rid of them. Well I figured I won't waste the inside filling. So, I am recycling and repurposing those beads. I made her the two new pillows out of fleece. With the colors she chose, black, red and white.
Here is one really stretched out Moshi pillow and the filling from another. (She still has one she won't let me have. Yet.) :0)
A Christmas gathering!! Here are all ( almost all) of the gals in my sewing Bee! They came to my home for our Christmas get together Luncheon. I don't have as many Christmas decorations as some people but I do the best I can with what I have! ( Most years we travel to see our family which live in a different state. This year we are staying home) :0) (By the way, I am the fourth one back on the right.)

Enjoying full tummies! Everyone brings a dish of something good to eat for lunch so it's not to stressful for the hostess.
Sharing gifts! We do exchange gifts with each other.
Sharing projects. We also had show and tell.
A beautiful black and white quilt with red in it. My younger daughter would love this one! (I call her younger....She will graduate this year from High School and be off to college next Fall... Ssssheeesh!)
A sweet soft flannel baby quilt! I love this!
Christmas hour glass quilt.
The table set for my guests before they arrived! ( I told you my pictures were not in the order I wanted them to be in. Hehehe. Oh well. I am just telling you my story in a "different way")
A little quilt.
A table runner.
Beautiful pinwheels.

A signature star.
Two of the gals have been working on their friendship blocks that we exchanged a while back!
I like this one.
I hope everyone has a wonderful Holiday that is Joyous and Filled with Love laughter and fun!
Merry Christmas everyone!! :0)


  1. Looks like you've been very busy, Karen! Many beautiful quilts and projects! I loved all the photos! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  2. Thank you for a lovely post! So many wonderful photos and so many fun things to enjoy! Wishing you a blessed Christmas and much happy stitching in the new year!

  3. Karen, thanks for sharing. Looks like you have a great time, looking forward to seeing your quilt come to life.
    Kate in Colorado

  4. Karen, that was a great post! Lots of lovely photos and goodies going on here.
    I had never heard of Moshi pillows before. How nice it will be for your daughter to have a brand new one:)

    Wishing you and your family a beautiful Christmas and a healthy New Year!

    Merry Christmas!

  5. Karen, what a fun gathering with friends, everyone looks so happy and the quilts all look fantastic!! Merry Christmas to you and yours.

  6. Merry Christmas!
    I can't wait to see your quilt.
    Looks like a great time with your bee. My bee met the first of December and we ate together too. It is always fun.

  7. Merry Christmas to you and your family.
    It was fun to see what your sewing bee has been working on
    I love seeing show and tell!
    I hope your daughter loves her new pillows and gives up the last one soon!

  8. Merry Christmas Karen! Looks like you had a good time at your quilting bee luncheon. Thanks for sharing all the beautiful quilts.