I hope everyone had a safe and happy holiday. After hearing that one of his friends was having a tough time, my son and I decided it would be fun to work together to make her a quilt. We pulled several fabrics from my stash and these are the blocks we came up with. They still need some arranging but we are well on the way. The picture isn't very good cause I am trying to post using my new tablet (a great Christmas gift if I could figure out how to use it).
Thursday, December 22, 2011
I finished the block today and am so happy that I found it cause I love the way the lotus turned out. Only one more block before I need to figure out borders. I love the Christmas projects but it is nice to get back to other projects.
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Sunday, December 11, 2011
As I was stashing away some Christmas gifts today I realized that I had snowmen quilty things in yet another room. This little pillow was made many years ago for my youngest son's bedroom. I believe the snowman pattern came from a Thimbleberries Christmas book. Now he has a perfect winter home in our tiny guest room.
And here is the quilt on the bed in the same room. This is about the only bedroom that always has a quilt on the bed, which I change often. Sorry you can't really see the quilt, I'll have to get a better picture. :)
Monday, December 5, 2011
And here is one that I forgot about when I was taking pictures around my house. I made this a few years ago and can't find the pattern. It is fused and then buttonhole stitched by hand and again not much quilting.
Friday, December 2, 2011
Oh and this wouldn't be a tour of a quilter's home at Christmas without seeing what most quilter's really see this time of year.
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
These have been fun and quick. Just the thing for the past week.
And here they are all up on the design wall awaiting sashing.
Sunday, November 27, 2011
Happy Stitching to all!
Saturday, November 19, 2011
But at this rate I'd have them done before I leave so I'll just prep the rest for now. Hopefully this will be a fun and festive little distraction between my cooking and nursing duties!
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
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Sunday, November 13, 2011
Well I'm back to stitching on the hexagon quilt. As you can see the hexagons are complete and they are pinned to the medallion center ready to be appliqued down.
And the applique on my Pickled Lilies quilt is about half done too. Later today I will be doing more foundation piecing on the charity quilt that my guild is making so that should get me all set to tackle piecing the border for this one. The Christmas decorating is almost complete and while I'd like to be working on these projects I think its time to start thinking about gifts to make!
Friday, November 11, 2011
I've mentioned before that we have had some difficult times over the last few years and today is the 2 year anniversary of our son's near fatal car accident. So, in 2009 the holidays were in hospital and last Christmas he had a difficult jaw surgery. Unfortunately he needs a 6th oral/jaw surgery done this Thanksgiving but we are just so grateful that he is alive and has had a miraculous recovery otherwise, that we look forward to a real celebration this Christmas. And part of that is making our home extra festive looking. Let the decorating continue!
Oh and you may notice the unusual tree topper staring down. I'll be adding more woodland decorations to the tree and putting this fellow on the top of the tree just seemed right!
Sunday, November 6, 2011
Friday, November 4, 2011
Monday, October 31, 2011
Here are more hexagons sewn together. Still a few more to go but I have so many hexie flowers sewn together and cut out that I'm thinking that I may have to use them in a border too.
Happy Stitching to all.
Monday, October 24, 2011
Friday, October 21, 2011