Skip to main content

It's Christmas today.....

Yesterday was Halloween for me.  Today is Christmas.

Although I got to enjoy  Christmas somewhat this past December, it got cut short with the two funerals, so I am still in the Christmas mode along with Halloween.

So, I have loaded a customer quilt which has Christmas themed fabrics onto the longarm and am doing a snowflake panto on it.  I figure that is still within the realm of reality since it is still winter. 

I am doing a panto called "Flurry" on this one.  

Here is a close up of one of the snowflakes. I just love these snowflakes.  

What's really going to be interesting is the backing.  I am using a dark green thread on the cream backing.  Here's a little peek at that.  

This one will be done very soon and then I can show you the whole thing....front and back.  

I don't care that I am behind on the holidays, but what I do care about is that I am back sewing.  It is such great therapy and I certainly need that about now.  

I hope to stay on track now and get caught up with my quilts and customer quilts, too.  My time is mostly mine now.  Just need to retire and my time will be ALL mine. 



  1. Good for you!! Love hearing that you are able to work on projects at long last...customers & yours. A very pretty and appropriate panto for the Christmas quilt. Do hope you will post photos.

  2. You chose a beautiful and perfect panto design to quilt over your customer's quilt top!
    Happy to see you back to sewing again!


Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Checkerboard quilt

One more day before the end of the year and I was hoping to get just one more quilt finished for 2017.

I got this pattern from a blog called The Painted Quilt .  If you go to her blog and  under the free patterns go to "Stopped Me In My Tracks" quilt,  you can have the pattern, too.  
I did get this one quilted today using the Easy Peasy Baptist Fan pantograph.

Personally, I wish I owned the Circle Lord  mechanism that I could attach to my Millenium that would have given me "perfect" arcs, but once I finished the whole quilt, I am pretty pleased with the end results.  
I had purchased a big gingham check in yellow and white for the backing.

It's not a perfect match to the front which is done in Kona daffodil and a creamy white, but the whole quilt speaks Spring/Summer, warmth, brightness to me; and here in Michigan with our sub zero weather right now, that sounds really good to me.  
Anyways, I am hoping to get the binding attached tomorrow (New Year's Eve…

Disappearing Hourglass

This quilt came about when I was going through my stash (trying to destash, actually) and I came across a layer cake.  I did some research on-line looking for something to make with a layer cake.
I have discussed the whole process of making the disappearing hourglass here.
A couple fabrics were added to get enough blocks to get my 6 x 7 blocks and then I ordered another April Cornell fabric for the main border.
I added a small white border to finish off the outside of the blocks.

Then the deep periwinkle fabric was used for the outer border and one of the blocks, too. 

The top is complete.

A green dot fabric was purchased for the backing.

I put it on the longarm and I used another new-to-me panto called Venice.

It looks great on the fabric, too.  

Binding is the same as the final border.
The quilt is complete, binding and all.

Another finish.....yeah!!!

First project for 2018 is complete.....

Since I am sitting here recovering from surgery, I made sure I had some hand projects to keep me busy for a week or so.
The first one completed is my yellow checkerboard quilt. The binding was machine stitched on the day before surgery with the idea that I would hand stitch it down after.  
So, here is #1 for 2018.

Not much yellow thread to spare, but sure glad I had yellow at all.  
There are a couple knit projects to work on; and if I feel like sitting in front of the sewing machine, I have some blocks that need to be put into a top, but we will see.
For now, I am healing and just glad there are things to keep me occupied if the need arises. 

Happy Quilting!