I managed to get some decorating done this week, in between naps. I've had a awful cold and really only felt like sleeping most of the time. I'm feeling much better today. Snowmen and trees are my favourite, you'll see with more pictures below. The quilt I made a few years ago at Buggy Barn in a class with Cheri Payne.
The tablerunner I made last year and I bought the wooden snowman.
Gotta have a little tree in the kitchen. The snowman candlemat I made a few years ago.
This little tree and snowman are in the front entrance. The snowman was one of the first I've made. I like the bird on his hat.
What is it about boxes, cats love to claim empty boxes.
Got to get back to finishing Christmas gifts and a few more customer quilts.
It's time for the all the pumpkin decorations to be packed up and stored away until next fall. I wish this was a better picture of my pumpkin quilt (it's much darker). The yellow stepping stool is a new purchase, I hope I can incorporate it in my Christmas decorating.
It's time to start bringing out the reds and greens. I'll be doing the Christmas decorating over the next couple of weeks, yes it takes me that long to get things where I want them.
I taught a class last week for this "Pocket to Go" organizer. The group of 5 ladies were very enthusiastic and completed the organizer by the end of the day, with the exception of hand sewing the binding. They all did so well with my scrambled brain instructing them.
I'm making a few small gifts and can't share them right now. Don't want to spoil the surprise. Instead I will share a customer quilt I worked on today. This is Vintage Holiday and I'm using the Holly Berries pantograph. I've made the same quilt and really love it.
I completed the four blocks using the back basting applique method. I'm really liking this method and plan to do more this way. These blocks will be made into a little quilt with sashing and corner stones. I might have to wait until after I've finished a couple Christmas gifts to put this one together.
I've completed the 4th block for the LeJardin Quilt. This block I used the freezer paper method, maybe the next one I'll do back basting method...the more practise the better. This quilt is very sweet with all the bunnies.
The stitching group that I attend a couple times a month had a demo day on applique. There was 4 applique techniques demonstrated, fusible, starch and freezer paper, back basting and needleturn. I enjoyed each station and learned new tips and techniques from each demo. I usually use the starch and freezer paper method but the down side is that there is so much prepping before stitching begins. This is my first try at "back basting" applique, I'm really enjoying how much less prep there is with this method and no freezer paper. I've got 2 blocks finished since Thurs and I'm loving it! There are 4 blocks in this little quilt, I should be finished these soon.
I've completed Ruby's garden quilt and I'm so happy with how it turned out. It's a great quilt to have finished for the start of a gorgeous fall day.
Here is a view of all 12 stitchery blocks. The quilt looks a bit wrinkled from washing and drying.
I had to get this picture really fast before the sun changed position. This is a garden feature in my back yard, I love how the sun cast a shadow of the garden girl on the fence. We moved this rock fountain from our old house, my husband never let me forget how heavy she is and if we moved again.......she will stay put.