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

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Christmas Quilt Along, December

This is it for 2012's Christmas QAL.  Thank you so much to Sue of Quilt Times http://quilttimes.blogspot.com/ who began this adventure.  Even though I'm in my sixties (yikes, me?)  I was really a newbie to the quilting world when I joined in the qal three years ago.  My home is now covered (literally) with many of the things I made on these second Saturdays. 
My polar bear and penquin wall hanging is waiting for me to get the hooks in the wall so it can be it's stunning self.
My Scatty Stars quilt hangs on the back post of my bed.  Looks great there, too.
I made this runner last year, I think.  There is more, but you get the gist.
This year's cross stitch is unfinished but I only have two sections to go and then it's done.
Last but most certainly anxiously awaited is the Festive Mystery Quilt, sandwiched, pinned, rolled and waiting for this quilter to get to the sewing machine and finish it. 
  • I don't seem to have much to show off from this past year, but I have unfinished blocks and quilts that I plan on getting to come 2013.  Would anyone be interested in joining me for a "Let's Finish Those Projects" day once a month?   I definitely need one. 
  • God Bless You.


Susan Smith said...

Hi, this is OzSue and I think your Finish thise Projects day would be great.

QuiltSue said...

It has been fun hasn't it? I think you LFTP days sound like a good idea too.

Rettabug said...

Hello Joanna!

I stumbled onto your lovely blog by following a link on someone's sidebar. You've accomplished a lot of very pretty quilt projects in such a short time!

I wanted to share with you the way I put up my quilted wallhangings. I buy the clear Command stick-on hooks, seen here: http://bisonoffice.blob.core.windows.net/img/prods/500/159748.jpg ...that have a metal hook on them. I make a little fabric sleeve for the back of my wallhangings & put a thin, lightweight dowel through it so it sticks out about an inch on either side of the sleeve (but not the quilt). Then I can just lay the ends of the dowel in the hooks of the Command stick-ups & it rests nicely. You just have to make sure your Command strips at placed on the wall level & the correct distance apart. You also need to make sure you sew your fabric sleeve on straight, but this method allows one to change your quilty decorations freq. without putting holes in your walls for each different size.

Hope this helps you! I look forward to seeing more of your work.