I hope you all had a wonderful holiday and that you got some quilting time in?!
There was not too much time for quilting at our house…we were busy decorating gingerbread houses ( which some people took seriously, and others not so much :D)
and baking cookies, and delivering cards to neighbors, and all that other fun kind of stuff we enjoy doing around Christmas. I did manage to make a few last minute presents ( a microwavable bowl cozy for hubby) and a pillowcase for our oldest son ( done in his college fabric and colors!) so that was great, but I did not manage to finish up my Christmas Tree quilt or my Advent calendar ( and I got so close on that one~just the binding left to go!).
Between Christmas and New Year I did get a little bit of crafty time in and managed to make this sweet little wall quilt for my aunt who is stuck in the hospital and who is missing her little dog like crazy.
All the blocks came out of Lori Holt’s Spelling Bee book which I had had for a while, but had not had a chance to use yet. Lori gives such wonderfully clear instructions that these blocks came together very quickly and were so much fun to do. I will definitely be making more blocks out of this book soon! Hey, maybe I need to make a “Farmhouse Quilts” quilt?!
This month in the Facebook group I will be inviting members to participate in another fun challenge! We haven’t done a challenge for a while because we were busy with the Quilt As You Go tutorials, but I thought January would be a perfect month to start a new project. If you would like to join in, you are always welcome! My challenges are for fun only, and everyone can participate if they want to. This month’s project is not hard and will allow you to use up lots of scraps, and that is always a good thing in my book!
Well, this will be a short and sweet post because my sewing room is calling my name….not to start ( or even finish) a project, but to CLEAN IT UP….it is a disgrace right now and if I go in I’m not even sure if I’ll be able to find my way out…maybe I better leave a trail of breadcrumbs ( hmmm, Caramel M&M’s sound even better :D).
I wish you all a very Happy New Year and hope it will be a creative and fulfilling one!
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