Doesn't it seem as though December just flies by? So many things to do, and the days are over before they begin.
I have made some time to decorate, but not on the scale to which I normally aspire. That darn baby is just into everything, and all my decorating seems to be about four feet off the ground, which is slightly odd looking, especially when it comes to a tree.
One thing she can't mess up too badly are my Christmas quilts, which I have been putting out little by little. The one above has such wonderful memories for me. The pattern is called Toulouse, by Miss Rosie's Quilt Company. The block is Goose in the Pond, an old classic. The fabrics I used are assorted Christmassy prints I had on hand, including a heavy dose of a Robin Pandolph collection from some years back. It is super scrappy--even the green lattice is made of different one inch squares. I love love love this quilt.
I made this quilt by sewing along with two lovely blogging friends, who you hear me talk about all the time. Lisa of Stashmaster and Thelma of Cupcakes 'n' Daisies. We conferred, we blogged, we encouraged each other every step of the way, and we did a big reveal on the same day. It was such a wonderful experience of fellowship with two like minded friends. And we each got a superb quilt out of it in the end.
Mine was quilted this past summer by the extremely talented LeAnne Olsen. The lighting is dark and not good at all right now when I am trying to take a picture, so her quilting isn't showing up as it does in person. If the sun comes out anytime soon, I will try again. You have got to see her quilting.
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Hope you are all taking time to enjoy your Christmas quilts and the magic of the season!