A lot of good things happen in my life (ie Christmas elf). This past week another good thing happened. I received a huge package of fat quarters, some patterns, threads, and a new ruler. Just like Christmas! The fat quarters are so yummy, lots of colors and lots of variety, perfect to use in some upcoming projects. I have a terrible habit of starting a quilted project and using only fabrics from my stash rather than using the new fabrics sitting in my cupboard. I think the new ones are just too pretty to use! Now, I am going to break my habit and find a really fun and exciting project to make with some of these perfectly pink, gorgeous green, and sky-blue fabrics!
But I might have to wait for a sunshiny day! So on a cold dreary Fall day, what did I do? I started a Christmas project called "Boughs and Bows", a wall hanging pattern that's in the November-December issue of McCall's Quilting magazine. The pattern of Christmas trees and Christmas presents called my name last month and said, "Come get me!".
And here are the fabrics I'll use. Aren't they just perfect?
The pattern calls for nine Christmas tree blocks and my goal is to finish them today. The first four are finished, five left to do. Don't you love points that really are points? All thanks to doing the blocks by paper piecing. Haven't done this technique in awhile, but it's like riding a bike and comes back pretty easily.
By the way, I'm making lots of progress on the "Courageous Quilt". Remember that "Mom, Me, and Sisters Three Reunion" ? This was the quilt that I hadn't quite finished. Well, I'm almost done...just putting on the binding tonight!
It's a great day for quilting. Thanks for dropping by!
Cheers and Hugs,