Since it is Christmas time, I want to share this pretty quilt with you! One time at Quilt Festival in Houston, I spotted an antique quilt that I really, really wanted to buy.
Our latest holiday pattern using the Hearts and More templates is Christmas Baubles. This pattern is quick to make if you need a last minute handmade gift.
Wouldn't it be fun to cut circles out of fabrics containing your favorite animals? A kitty tree would be just adorable! Nancy Sullivan, one of my Certified Instructors, made her pretty quilt using bright red cardinals in some of the circles.
We are getting down to the wire, and if you are celebrating Christmas, I hope you are all ready for your holiday festivities this weekend! I have to say, I am a little behind the eight ball. I have spent more time sewing than shopping, and more time blogging than wrapping! Yet the hustle and bustle is nearing its end, and now I can get down to one of my favorite Holiday Traditions, making Christmas Cookies!
One of our sponsors of the Applique Design Challenge 2018 also sponsors a challenge of their own. The Quilter's Dream challenge is called Hopes and Dreams for ALS. This quote is taken directly from the entry form:
"Please donate a quilt to warm the lives and hearts of ALS patients while raising awareness and research money for ALS, Lou Gehrig's disease, plus have a chance to win fabulous prizes!"
It wouldn't be Christmas if I were not sewing a last minute gift! Today I am sewing Bowl Cozies for Christmas gifts for some very special people. Hopefully they read my blog, so I'm not going to say who they are for! The gifts are all finished and wrapped, but I made three extra just in case I missed someone on my list. Now that my gifts are finished, the wrapping is done, it is time to enjoy the long holiday weekend. I hope your holiday hustle and bustle is finished so you can relax and enjoy!! Merry Christmas!
Do you get bored with your projects midstream? Do you have more UFOs than finished projects this year? I have the worst case of bright, shiny object syndrome of any quilter I know! But you would be so proud of me!
One of the things I love to do around the holidays is to make gifts for people in my life who would not normally expect a gift. Last year I made Bowl Cozies for the 26 employees at my local coffee shop! Why, you ask? There are five or six women who work there that make my coffee for me and my husband every morning. They don't even ask, they just make my coffee when they see me waiting in line. Some days we are chatty, some days I am not so friendly. Remember, it is morning and I haven't yet had my coffee!
Will you be going to MQX in April this year? If you go, come and see the winners of the Sue Pelland Designs Appliqué Challenge.
Do you have a special group that you belong to and quilt with? I hope you do. These guilds, bees, mini groups, internet groups or charity groups spring up out of sharing a love for something. If you weren't a quilter, you would seek out friends who love to do what you do. Book groups,garden clubs, church groups....you get the picture!