Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Welcome To My House Blog Hop!

Welcome "home" to where Hazel's Daughter hangs out!

I am once again honored to be a part of a blog hop hosted by 
Carol from Just Let Me Quilt

This blog hop is the place to be to find awesome projects to create and every single one of them has at least one house on it! *Some have even a few more!

My idea came to me while searching through Pinterest. 
Do you ever go there looking for one thing and before you  know it, 
you've lost a good hour of your life? Yep, it happens often here!

So, I found a quilted house block that appealed to me,
 but it lead to no site for a tutorial.
 It was a dead end. Bah.
I played around and figured it out myself.

It was pretty easy....and pretty addictive! 
I had no idea where this was going, 
but I figured I'd need a few neighborhood's worth of house blocks.

I sewed them into "streets" of houses, every one of them unique and colorful!

I also machine embroidered a warm "Welcome" panel 
with some hand-stitching and beads.

I had several chances to practice my French Knot skills. 

In the end, I have a wonderful new wall-hanging to display in my foyer!

I kinda love it!

Please visit the other talented bloggers on this hop 
as they share their awesome house projects!

September 10

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Fabulous Freebie Blog Hop!

Who doesn't love a freebie? 

If your hand is raised, you're in the right place and if you're following this blog hop, 
you'll be as happy as a squirrel with an automatic nut cracker! 

Many thanks go out to Joan at Moosetash Quilting  
because she's organized a fantastic line-up of bloggers who are sharing 
Fabulous Freebie patterns and tutorials. 
You can follow along with us this entire week!

I have 3 freebies to share with you today. 
All of them were found on blogs or pinterest.
*I have been granted permission by the creators to share links.

My first project is one that is so very clever! I wish I'd had this years ago.
So perfect for travel and even at home!

These are Secret Pocket Hangers! The tutorial can be found here:

They look innocent enough, right?
But wait til you peek underneath!! (It's OK, this is G-rated)

Each hanger has a hidden zippered pocket!
 Inside this pocket, you can stash anything your heart desires! 
Money, passports, jewels, chocolates!

I love this idea so much, I made one for my husband too. We love to travel!
Sometimes there isn't a safe in a hotel room to keep valuables, so this is the perfect alternative. 
Thanks Libby, for this awesome freebie!

Next up is a beautiful sunflower block. 

This block and tutorial is made by Vanessa Goertzen of Lella Boutique.
The link to the block's tutorial can be found here, about 3/4 down the page: 

I made my block into a small table mat for a side table. It's a perfect size and so cheerful!
I love the fussy-cut bees and bugs I added.

This pattern was so much fun to make and would make an awesome quilt!
Thank you Vanessa!

Finally, I fell in love with another sunflower block at Sandy Star Designs.
This is Block 4 of the Fall Into A Quilt A Long. 

I added tiny black beads to the center of the sunflower to look like seeds. 
You might notice that there is a mistake I made in this block. 
I've heard it said that all Amish women purposely add a "mistake" to each quilt as a reminder that no one is perfect. 
I'm going with that thought. 
It was purposely put there. (If anyone asks.)

Below is the entire line-up for the Fabulous Freebies blog hop:

Monday August 20

Tuesday August 21

Wednesday August 22
Hazel's Daughter <----You are here!

Thursday August 23

Friday August 24

Okey doke, so if you've made it this far, 
you deserve to throw your name into the hat for a prize!

I've got a pretty little fat quarter bundle named
 Succulence by Bonnie Christine for Art Gallery 

I will mail only in the U.S. due to postage prices. 
You will have 48 hours to respond to my email if you are the winner. 
I will choose another name if I don't hear from you. 
(I had to do this last time!)