I just received the finished quilt from longarm quilter Ange at Quilting on the Mira. Ange's shop is about an hour and a half from here. A friend dropped the quilt off last week and the same friend picked it up for me a few days ago. Thanks so much, Quilter Barb, you are so sweet to look after my Stars! I have actually been out of town for several days in the opposite direction. What a treat it was to arrive home to Cuddle Stars!
I love the way it looks in my quilting chair, just waiting for the last strip of binding to be sewn on...
I had asked Ange to use a star motif, and the result is perfect for my Cuddle Stars! If you look closely, you'll see the connecting stars...
I chose a dark burgundy flannel for the backing and the binding and found a wonderful snowman label in my cupboards that was just waiting for the right quilt.
Oh, I love my Cuddle Stars!
My third and final Pay It Forward small quilt has arrived safely at Laura's house! This is what I sent her...
I used lots of blues and creams from my stash for this scrappy hourglass quilt. I found some wonderful toile to use for the borders.
I hand quilted "Laura's Quilt" in the ditch and did some straight line echo quilting in the borders.
I used some civil war reproduction fabric for the backing, attached one of my little Cuddle Quilter labels and shipped it on its way.
Laura blogs at Creations on the Island. She is a very creative and skillful quilter! She wrote a wonderful blog post featuring my quilt. Please visit her blog today to see her beautiful projects and to have the chance to participate in her Pay It Forward program. You have until tomorrow morning to enter!
I have lots to do today...bindings, labels, tags and finishing up some projects for my participation in our Artisans Collective shop at the Olde Tyme Christmas at the Port Hastings Museum.
I am one of the "local artisans". I hope to have all my quilty goodies ready for 9:00 tomorrow morning to set up. Olde Tyme Christmas opens to the public on Friday so if you are anywhere within driving range,why not plan a visit to see us! We are only open for the two weekends. My day to work is Sunday, December 8, though I plan to drop out for some of the festivities this weekend and to visit with the "work crew".
The Country Charmer QAL final quilt parade is fast approaching. Designer Lynn at Sewn Wild Oaks has been with us every step of the way with tremendous tricks and tips to help us make our quilts. You can find all the helpful hints HERE.
I'll be back here on November 30 with Mr. Linky so that everyone who has made a Country Charmer quilt this year can link up with us. Don't have a blog? No problem. Just send me a picture of your quilt and I'll post it for you. In fact, if you'd rather send me a picture than link up, you can do that too. I'm only a mouse click away! And did I mention a giveaway? See you on the 30th...
Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends. Hope you surround yourselves with family, friends, and maybe just a bit of fabric!
It's a great day for quilting!