Quick Gifts

I bought a few 5″ x 5″ black frames (inside opening) for quilt market to display some of my Halloween quilt blocks.  The blocks looked cute in the frames, but they were destined for my new Halloween quilt.

Log cabin block

spooky block

So after market I removed the quilt blocks and I was left with empty frames that needed filling.   I decided to play around with some of those cute buttons I have on my website.


StockingsStars and Bunny-0172It was so simple to let the buttons do the work.  I used Mochi Linen for the background fabric, and traced the stocking and sheep curve with the edge of a small plate.  Then I embroidered the lines with a stem stitch and 2 strands of embroidery floss.

Maybe you’ve got some cute buttons you’ve been saving forever and you don’t know what to do with them.  Try framing a few for those last minute gifts!


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  • Patricia - Great gift, thank youReplyCancel

  • sunny - Very cute! I saw a cute card online that was made from regular plain buttons. I didn’t make any because I didn’t think they would survive the mail. But they would be cute in a small frame! Thanks.ReplyCancel

  • Hildy - Cute and easy and beautiful! The perfect gift idea thanks or sharing:-)ReplyCancel

  • Christine B. - What a great way to use the frames and they would make such sweet Christmas gifts! Beautiful! Christine xReplyCancel

  • DeAnna Dodson - Oh, I love those. The little sheep are especially cute!

    Merry Christmas! :)ReplyCancel

  • Gale - What a beautiful idea. just love the buttons.ReplyCancel

  • Susan - You are so creative! I love these!ReplyCancel

  • Kay - I love these button designs, quick, easy, and fun, but also just stunning. xReplyCancel

  • mimi'sdarlins - Love your Halloween blocks, and what a darling idea to frame these little buttons this way. Hope you’re enjoying all your decorating!ReplyCancel

  • Karen in Breezy Point - Okay–first of all, the owl and black cat fabrics are adorable! I love your idea of making pictures with the buttons–I’m going to have to do some online surfing to collect some for myself!ReplyCancel

  • Malinda - Those are too cute? Are the frames readily available? Love both ideas- blocks and button art!ReplyCancel

  • RuthB - So sweet and so simple. Love it Anne!ReplyCancel

  • Barb R. - Those button pictures are so charming,- what a clever girl you are!

    I can’t wait to see to see this Halloween quilt – I know it’s going to be wonderful!ReplyCancel