Quilters from around the world are participating in a Christmas Quilt Show that Darlene is having on her blog, SewCalGal. The show runs from November 28 through December 2nd, so you still have a few days to run over and check out a wonderful selection of both Christmas and winter themed quilts!
|Cozy Christmas from Love Of Quilting Magazine December 2002|
This scrappy Christmas quilt that I'm entering in the show came from a pattern in a Fons and Porter magazine years ago. As soon as I saw this pattern on the cover, I knew I had to make it. It went on that 'projects to be tackled someday' list and really stuck in my head as one that needed to be in my house! A few years later I got the courage to get started on it and the fabric selection began! I still love the fabrics in this quilt, and there are lots of them! I wasn't thrilled with the only appropriate fabric I found for the center of some of the blocks, because there were birds on it. I just wasn't loving the birds on this particular fabric, in this particular quilt. Luckily, I found that I could fussy cut the fabric enough to either cut out the birds totally, or cut out enough so you wouldn't notice it was part of a bird. Is everyone trying to find birds in this quilt now?
My next quilt for the show is another favorite of mine. It's very different than the last one I showed you, with more of a modern, whimsical look to it. I always love getting it out for a fun filled Christmas! The pattern is called It's A Wrap by Pieces From My Heart and it's on my list to make again one day with lively, bright fabrics, maybe with a black background, for a birthday themed quilt! I think that would be lots of fun! Another one for that ever growing 'projects to be tackled someday' list! I'm sure I'm not the only one with that list. It gives us a fantastic.....at times fantastically long......list of quilts to plan and dream about making someday!
|Go enjoy the show!|
Well, I'm off to Target to get more adhesive hooks to hang a lit evergreen garland around our front door. I lost count of the number of times it fell down last night when we were trying to put it up. My son tells me it was three times. Well, now we are on the fourth try and apparently I need to kick it up a notch to get it to stay up! I'll let you know how it goes. I'm sure it looked lovely last night as it was half on and half off the front door. The neighbors were surely wondering what was going on. The decorations seem to be rebelling this year, including our new tree. More on that later once I get this garland to stay up!