If you've seen my stash, you would think I'm nuts for needing more fabric! But...do you remember The Cotton Club quilt from a few years ago? It was a really popular block-of-the-month, and of course, I jumped on the bandwagon! Here is a picture of the finished quilt. As usual, I stayed caught up with the monthly blocks, but then didn't ever put it all together. It seems that I am the Queen of making blocks, then doing nothing with them! One excuse is that I was intimidated by the mitered border. Evidently my Aunt Nancy got tired of me not finishing this quilt and volunteered to do it for me (isn't she nice!?). I quickly packaged it up for her, before she changed her mind! Here is a pic I found online of the finished top. Do you remember it? I still love it - what's not to love about red? And brown? NICE!
As promised, Aunt Nancy finished all of the piecing, and yep...I still love it! I wanted to get the binding made right away (you know...a couple of years after the end of the program...) but quickly discovered that I don't have enough of any of the fabrics for binding! ACK!!!! I love 2 of the browns in this fabric line and swear that I had purchased yardage of both of them, but I sure don't have any. I think that one of the browns would look best, but...I have ALMOST enough of the red...just maybe 6" short. Here are the fabrics...
I did finally buy a new Christmas tree - I decided that I was being too picky about it. The trees that I really liked were so expensive, but really...is it worth it? Not to me. Once it's decorated, how much do you really notice the tree itself? I found a cheaper tree, it's pre-lit, and it is up and I am happy with it! Callie was her normal helpful self, and we had to chase her out of it several times, but it's still standing, so all is well. I wrapped some gifts yesterday, so now it's really starting to look like Christmas around here.
Speaking of gifts...did you give yourself the gift of Charming 3? If not, here is what you are missing out on. This is the second charm in the program.
I know this post is jumping all over the place - sorry about that!
So, next up is a kit that I bought (in MAY, I think!!) at The Woolen Needle in Williamsburg, IA. They have a great shop with so much amazing wool. Love it there! I prepped all the pieces and have stitched a lot of it now, but of course have not put it all together (wonder if Aunt Nancy is up for another challenge?). This will look good outside the door of my sewing room - I want to start hanging different seasonal things there.
I have patterns and fabric for 2 Christmas quilts that I would really love to make, but just never seem to get them done. One of them is Home for the Holidays, by Primitive Gatherings...
Guess what? Aunt Nancy bought the kit last year at a show and she has hers finished! Yes....finished! Quilted and bound! I didn't buy the kit, because I have tons of these fabrics - I did buy some yardage for borders, binding (yes...I have fabric for THIS binding!), and backing. And...I haven't started it. BOO!
The other Christmas quilt that I really, really want to make is called Merry Christmas Quilt by Heart to Hand.
I LOVE this quilt so much! Again...no kit, but I have been collecting black flannels for the backgrounds and probably have plenty of wool in my stash too.
So...does anyone else have these 2 quilts on their HAVE TO MAKE list? Maybe we could choose one and work on it together? Break it down into sections and have it done by next year? Let me know if you would be interested - it may be the only way I ever get them done (unless I send them to Aunt Nancy, but I would really like to make something myself!)
Well, this post has gotten way out of control. It started off as a plea for some fabric - nothing more...was just going to talk about that, and it turned into an "Aunt Nancy saves the day" post, and is ending with me trying to coax you into jumping on a Christmas quilt sew-a-long with me! I better go get busy!
Hope you have a great week!