Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Holiday Wishes Blog Hop

It is my turn on the Fatquarter Shops month-long celebration of Holiday Wishes, a beautiful new book by Sherri Falls.  The book showcases twelve Christmas projects that can be adapted to other holidays based on the fabrics you choose.  I chose to make the Midnight Clear quilt which is featured on the cover.

I couldn't pass up an opportunity to showcase the beautiful Flower Sugar Holiday fabric line by Lecien.  The combination of greens, aqua and red give this quilt a playful and non-traditional Christmas vibe.  I love the backing fabric complete with roses and poinsettia. The quilting is fun Christmas cookie shapes, perfect for this fabric.

Be sure to head on over to the Fatquarter Shops blog, the Jolly Jabber, to check out the other bloggers and their creations.

Monday, July 18, 2016

The Colors of Summer

Summer to me is all about the red, white and blue.  It brings to mind images of sand and sun, small town parades, ice cream and baseball.  One of my very favorite fabric lines is Cottage Romance by Maywood Studios.  The line debuted a few years ago and I bought a lot of it.  I found the fabric and pattern, the other day,  for the quilt in the first photo and quickly set out to make it.  I knew it would look great hanging next to it's sister quilt which covers the dining room table.

The rest of the house got some patriotic touches too.  My Mom made the cross stitch for me awhile back and it found it's place on the wall across from the entry way church pew.  I love walking by and seeing this everyday.  The mini quilt above the pew was a gift from Amy of A Quilting Sheep.  The quilt ties in so nicely with the pillows.

In addition to quilting I have been knitting up a storm.  This lace shawlette is for my Mom-in-love, a belated birthday gift.  Lace is not my favorite to knit but I certainly like the outcome.  I hope you are having a lovely week!