December 02, 2011

Christmas Show 2011!

It’s time for SewCalGal’s 2011 Christmas Show!  (I'm almost late)


My entry was made from a pattern by Kindred Spirits, called "Let It Snow...Let It Snow."   It’s probably my favorite Christmas/Winter quilt—the colors just make me happy.  It's machine appliqu├ęd and handquilted in red.


The pattern is quite old so I doubt it's still available (I couldn't find it online), but there were a couple on Ebay a few minutes ago if you're interested.    Unfortunately, it’s beginning to show its age as a few of the fabrics are fading with time, especially the black and white stripe.  I'm thinking of adding a pretty ribbon or a bias strip to cover it up--one of these years...just have to figure out the right one!


Be sure to enjoy all the lovely quilts in the show.  And be sure to enjoy the holiday season—and find lots of time to curl up and sew! :)

December 01, 2011

November's UFO!

November's UFO  was #3, which I finished earlier (instead of doing #11 in September).  Then the plan was to do #11 this month, but I decided to swap it for #12 instead (since they both just need to be bound and #12 is bigger--yaye for easier December!)   So here's my #12, all finished--up close so maybe you can see the lovely quilting Yvette did.


It only took a mere...hmmm...maybe 25 or so years to finish--which never would have happened without the UFO Challenge.  Thanks Judy!

And thanks to my lovely (shy) daughter for showing me she could hold up the whole quilt (relatively well) all by herself! 


Be sure to check out the other November UFO finishes at Judy's Patchwork Times.   Only one more UFO month to go! :)