Sunday, October 14, 2012

Christmas is coming, right?

And since it is, I can't show a lot of the work I'm doing. Between Christmas and the round robin my online quilt group is doing, there's not a lot I can show. But there are a couple things.

I may have posted this block before, but this is the display for the October SBS.

I finished my Dolly Days wall hanging. When I first saw this pattern, I was in love. I knew I would only make a wall hanging because I wanted to embellish it and I didn't want to have to worry with washing all those little things on a quilt. So here it is with a couple of close ups of some of my favorite blocks.

This is probably my favorite. I put a little handkerchief in the pocket and was lucky enough to find a yellow flower button that was just perfect for the fabric.

I loved doing the beads on this to frame the flower like a cameo. And since pink and green are my favorites - it's just perfect.

And I loved using beads to look like buttons on this one too.

And my next finish is this year's Christmas quilt. I used a pattern my quilt guild used last year to make lottery blocks for our Christmas party.

I wasn't finding a backing fabric I really liked so I decided to make a charm quilt with the leftovers from the blocks and use that for the backing.

I looked over my quilting goals for this year and I'm really doing a good job. There are a few things I know I won't get finished but on the whole, it's going well. So well in fact that I have started working on my goal list for next year.

Until next time, hugs and stitches.