Sunday, December 20, 2009

Just In Time

This little Christmas quilt is finished, I loved making these blocks all year long. I hope there will be another one starting in Jan. I still have one more Christmas project not completed, with less than a week I hope to have it finished. That's after.....I get the binding on my daughters quilt and knit one more scarf (I've done 3 this last week) and finish a birdie pincushion of my younger daughter. I'd probably would have everything done already..... if I hadn't decided at the last minute to knit a few scarves for gifts.

The Christmas baking is done, my daughter and I baked all day. We have gingersnaps, coconut tarts, whipped shortbread, rum balls and vanilla/chocolate sugar cookies, I think that should be enough for the holiday treats. Like Karen said we are in that "get-r-dun" mode and "I will make it" this year feeling. When someones figures out how it all comes so fast.....let me know so I can slow it down. How about everyone else....are you feeling ready for the holidays?

Warm Winter Wishes to everyone.

38 comments:

Jackie said...

Wendy, The quilt turned out beautiful!! My goodness tons of baking going on at your house! I think I just gained 5 pounds reading about it. I still am getting customer quilts out the door. Two more to go!

LC said...

Oh, this one is lovely. YOu did such a nice job, and the colors are really perfect!

Annette said...

Your quilt is absolutely beautiful! I love the fabrics and the border.

Quilt Hollow said...

Oh Wendy....must admit that I think your little stitchery is by far the best I've seen in blogland so far...perhaps your fabric choices? Whatever...it is truly beautiful!
Enjoy your Christmas....sounds as though you are ahead of the festivities to me! (all that baking)

Stina said...

No..NOt at all finished... I am stitching ...crocheting... and sewing.. pheeewww..... ahhh.. time is running out for me... have to get some in the mail tomorow!!!! Glue is drying right now.. so ta little time to visit some blogs...lol... Hugs to you and I want to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Sewing Year... :o)))

Judy in Michigan said...

Love your stitchery quilt - did you use cottons or flannels? The fabrics look delicious and rich! Your stitching is wonderful too!!!
Happy Holidays to you and your family!!

Shakerwood Primitives said...

Beautiful finish! Finish being the key word! Now where did I put my finished squares???

Libby said...

Love your stitchery - it was fun to watch the blocks all through the year, too *s*
I cannot get over how quickly the season has passed. I've already cried 'Uncle' and there will be no cards sent this year. Gifts need to be wrapped as yet . . . maybe Santa could just bring everything as a surprise on Christmas morning.

Country Log Cabin Quilter said...

I love the way you put your together. Maybe I'll do mine in a similar manner - whenever I get to it. My stitcheries are all finished, at least. Hee Hee! I did some of the candy canes too!

paulette said...

I LOVE your quilt!! It is perfect with the striped border...so sweet! Can't stop to visit....yes, I'm in the Get-'er- done mode too! Take care!
Paulette

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

That little quilt is beautiful Wendy!! I love the colors you chose for the sashing and binding!

Colleen said...

You picked the PERFECT colors. I love this so much. Yours is exactly the way I want to do mine :o) I am nowhere near ready, although two weeks ago, I thought I was way ahead of schedule. Oh well! Git r done!

Needled Mom said...

GORGEOUS!!!!! It is just perfect for the season.

I am finished and just going to enjoy the week ahead.

Carol said...

What an awesome finish! It is just wonderful! Yummy baked goodness! I can smell the good smells.

Darlene said...

Delightful finish, Wendy!

I hate that 'the season' is on top of us already. Sigh! Wish you and yours a wonderful holiday season.

tich said...

Your quilt looks wonderful. I was full of good intentions, but ... Please share your recipes. I want to come to your house for Christmas!
tich

Lorraine said...

I started off with Gail's free patterns with good intentions...I have three done I think!!...but it is such a simple quilt and it looks stunning....well done....I love the flying snowman in your previous post - Over the past couple of years snowmen seem to have been multiplying in my Christmas decorations while they are packed away...I love them....and having them around is the closest I will come to a white Christmas where I live......I did a clean up/tidy up of my sewing room yesterday and made a pact with myself that I wasn't going to buy any more anything..LOLOL...that of course hasn't lasted....I will be off to find the flying snowman pattern! Gotta love the internet!

Michelle said...

Your Christmas quilt is beautiful. I have all my blocks done but just hadn't decided on a setting. Your picture give me motivation to get mine done!! Great job!

Pumpkin Patch Quilter said...

Oh that turned out so beautiful!

yellowfarmhouse said...

No - I'm not feeling ready yet, lol. But it's getting closer. Your quilt is beautiful Wendy and pat yourself on the back for getting it done. I so wanted to make a few things this year for special people and it just didn't happen. The trick - start early, lol. I haven't mastered that one yet. My baking starts tomorrow I hope. I needed a mental health day on Saturday and I took it - helped to recharge the batteries.

Happy Holidays sweet peep :)

Karen

Thimbleanna said...

Oh Wendy -- your little quilt is just beautiful. I LOVE the fabrics you used with it. I've been pretty relaxed this year -- nothing like the last minute gift making that you're doing! Just a few odds 'n ends left for me!

cristina said...

Beautiful project and lovely result.
Merry Christmas

Kathie said...

oh after seeing yours now I wish I would have made this too
it is beautiful love your fabric choices.
Happy Holidays!
hope you find some time in your sewing room...
Kathie

*karendianne. said...

I absolutely LOVE this, your fabric choices and boy, that binding really sets it off nicely! Well done and well enjoyed. I've been here twice already before I stopped to comment. hee!

em's scrapbag said...

I also love these blocks. Your quilt turned out lovely. Good luck with your last project.

Carrie P. said...

Good job! I love your version.
Have a Very Merry Christmas!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Wendy, I love that quilt. You did an awesome job. Very cute.
Merry Christmas.

Gail said...

Wow, it looks great, I love the way you have finished yours...mmm...do i have time to make another! LOL

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Diane said...

I love your embroidered Christmas quilt. The bias striped binding really adds to it. Happy New Year.

Jane or Ozjane said...

That looks fabulous....I began a few days before Christmas after much procrastination about getting the light box up....like how hard is it>???? and then I carried on about tracing pens.......and once I began I enjoyed it....LOL.
But still have a way to go.

Carole said...

Wow! What a sweet quilt! I should have started that BOM back in Jan! I many have had a finish! lol All the best my friend for the New Year! Hugs! Oh... and Cheers!

Quilter Kathy said...

Beautiful! I wish I would have done this project!
Maybe I'll get in on the 2010 project!

Christine said...

Hope you had a Happy Christmas. Your quilt looks delightful ... I still haven't finished mine.

MARCIE said...

Your quilt is beautiful! I love the fabrics you chose and the binding too! Very nice Wendy!

Judy said...

Hi Wendy, long time since I've stopped by! Just thought I'd come see what you were up to for the last few months and I see lovely things that I need to finish!

I'll tell you, I haven't touch a sewing machine in months and seeing our finished stitchery pieces that you did so well is making my mind twirl with excitement. I need to do the last one and get them finished! SO thanks!

Tracy said...

this quilt is amazing!

anne said...

Wow your quilt looks wonderful, love the fabrics. I just checked I my computer to see if I had all the designs and had missed block 5, luckily I downloaded it. This is on the to do list. Would love some of your yummy recipes. Happy Stitching