I finished the flimsy of Santa is on the Way ( read about it HERE) by adding the borders and squaring it up. We've had so many cloudy days lately that I decided not to try to wait for a sunny day to take a picture. In fact, the day I took this, there were a few flurries in the air.
The quilt top measures 40" x 42" and I plan to do my own machine quilting, probably in the new year. I often continue to work on Christmas projects well into January and then put them away when finished. That way, when I look in my Christmas cupboard next Fall, I may be pleasantly surprised to see what is waiting for me!
I found a great use for drapery clip-rings. They make it so easy to hang a quilt top for a picture!
I think I bought mine at a drapery store but they can probably be purchased at a department store or a hardware store.
My Holly Wreath project is a finish. The snap sack kit took no time to put together though I kind of got carried away with my new found love of FMQ. I've got to get better at it if I keep doing it, right?
The holly leaves and berries were done with fusible web and raw-edge applique. Then I used my go-to loopy stitches, some crosshatching, and some alternating circles on a semi-straight line for the final border.
The little topper measures 18" square and is framed with a wonderful striped fabric I had on hand. Definitely a fun, easy, little project!
With these items out of the way, it was time to pull out my "Cabins at the Lake" project featured in the Fons and Porter's Love of Quilting November/December 2014 issue. I love making house quilts and this one will be so warm and cozy when finished.
I have a couple of houses done..
all the roofs finished...
and the walls are made.
I love this time of year. Changing my quilts in the livingroom is always my favorite step in decorating the house. The Santas will join the quilts this weekend!
Update: Some of you have commented on this quilt so I looked up the information about it. This quilt is called Bows and Boughs, was designed by Heidi Korey, and was featured in the November/December 2011 issue of McCall's Quilting. I purchased a kit from McCalls at that time.
Thanks for coming by today. I know time is very precious these days so I sure do appreciate your visits. It's a great day for quilting!