Monday, December 24, 2012

I hear sleigh bells jingling!

Merry Christmas!

"Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childhood days, recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth, and transport the traveler back to his own fireside and quiet home! - Charles Dickens

"May you have the gladness of Christmas which is hope; 
The spirit of Christmas which is peace; 
The heart of Christmas which is love."
-   Ada V. Hendricks 

Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Patchwork Star Ornament

Just in case you have a little spare time before Christmas, I'm joking of course. Aren't these darling? I always feel so rushed at Christmastime that if I were smart I would make these in January to have on hand for gift giving next December. Let's see how that goes....

Thanks for the tutorial "croutoncrackerjacks"! I think you may really be Santa Claus.

Friday, December 14, 2012

A Quilted Quilt

Ann Woodhead sent me these photos of my quilt that she has finished machine quilting on her longarm. This is the first quilt I have had professionally quilted. I can't wait to see it in person as it looks very nice from the photos. I chose a wool batting instead of cotton and it looks very puffy and delicious from here!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

International Quilt Festival via Bonnie McCaffery

The next best thing to being there? A vidcast by the wonderful Bonnie McCaffery. Take a look at some of the most beautiful quilts in the world.