Saturday, February 11, 2012
Christmas Quilt Along
Today is the day! The first Christmas Quilt Along and our hostess for today is Hazel at Haxel's Quilts and she has a linky set up for you to share your progress for the day. I hope you join in - I will be updating thru-out the day on this one post and linking up myself.
This is my sorry tote of Christmas fabrics - not many, but enough to go for the scrappy setting and I will put the pot of coffee on and start cutting. I think I have a panel somewheres that could be pulled out for some extra play.
Even if you are not up to the mystery quilt, it's a good day to start on a Christmas project. So come play with us today, and link up over at Hazel's,
My fabrics are all cut - scrappy dark greens, red for medium, gold for light and Kona Snow for background. Will pack them in the Christmas tote with the extra fabrics (for incase) and it well be ready to come out and play next month. Now off to find that panel!
Well, I didn't find the panel yet, but did come across this box - so I will see what I was attempting, or just go with something else with it. Looks like some fun.
As I started sorting this box of partially made HSTs and some of the 'scenes' fussy cut - I remembered and had a bit of a cry! I had started this as a gift for my Dad - sadly he passed away, so I put the project away, tucked into a back corner. He loved to make replica Amish furniture, supported my Mom's love of quilting, made many little quilting tools, quilt racks, quilt hangers, etc... I will finish this project up and give it to my youngest son who was very close to his grandpa and has a lot of his characteristics.
Well, I got 9 of the 12 star blocks done, had a nap with the fur babies and the party is over. I have a baby quilt to finish the last row of hand quilting and then the binding, so thank you Hazel for starting us all off right. Until next quilt, along.......