"A very Merry Unbirthday to you, to you. A very Merry Unbirthday to you." from Walt Disney's Alice in Wonderland"

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Back in Play

I put myself on the quilting sidelines for most of December, but this weekend I got back on the field.  I had both the last block of the Scrap Happy Sampler Quilt and the third block of the Treasure Chest Quilt to make.  So I finished 2011 all caught up with blocks to make and that's a nice positive finish.

Corner Star Block: If you "like" Quilt in a Day on facebook you will find the three blocks so far.
I'm trying to keep with purple/green/white/gold with accent colors.
These blocks are challenging and interesting.

Rolling Stars Block:  http://quilting.about.com/od/quiltpatternsprojects/ss/Scrap-Happy-Sampler-Quilt-Pattern.htm
There were two variations for this block in the directions but unfortunately, I didn't realize this until I cut out my fabric, so I have the plainer version.  There are several designs of the Rolling Star, but they are eight point stars.  I think this one looks very ordinary, but there is another version which I plan to make, mostly because I need more blocks for the quilt size that I am planning.

 I learned a few things in 2011 in the qal's I joined. One that I hope I remember is that scrap quilts require just as much fabric planning as any other quilt. 

Wishing all of my followers and readers a healthy, peaceful and joyful New Year.
God Bless You.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas 2011

Pictures from one of my Christmas activities.

Those are Canada geese and ducks in the foreground.  This is the Rosary Pond.

I hope everyone's Christmas is beautiful.
God Bless You.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Christmas QAL Quilt Show

As many of you know, every second Saturday for the last year I have participated in the Christmas Quilt Along hosted this year by Sue of Quilt Times  http://quilttimes.blogspot.com/ and Cathi of Shakerwood Quilts .http://shakerwoodquilts.blogspot.com/  Sue began this fun event in 2010 I believe, and it's the best thing that's happened to me in the sense that I've made so many of my beautiful Christmas covers with her and the other participants.  Hazel of Hazel's Quilts http://hazelsquilts.blogspot.com/ suggested that we have a show-off day on the second Saturday of December, so here I am, ready to brag. 

This year the Scatty Stars quilt pattern was given to us a block at a time each month. 

Pretty nice, huh?  I had this quilt folded at the end of my bed the other day, and when I got home I couldn't find Moxie until I walked into my room and saw a lump under my quilt and felt a little warm body sleeping there.  So it's been given the Moxie Seal of Approval.

I made these two table covers this year.

The quilt that Moxie's sitting on here was made during last year's Christmas QAL.

I made this wall hanging last year, too.

I'd like to share with you my Christmas decorations.  I am a big Annalee fan.  She was a New Englander, New Hampshire, and I love her dolls.
My bears wish you a Merry Christmas.

My carolers and musicians hope you enjoy the beautiful music of the season.

The santaas and elves are out in full force.

The reindeer know where the good news of great joy is to be found.

The angels hope we hear the message.

Soon it will be time for joy.