Thursday, December 13, 2012
Feline Friday & A Finish
I added some new pieces to my mantel decor - the closest things to my fur babies. Bella - my red tabby Queen - and Moe - my laid-back tuxedo. And why my big tree is in the Quilt Shop instead of in my livingroom or they would be as tangled in lights as these cuties.
Bella just had to try out that huge present hiding under the teddie table clothe - and nibble at a few bits of curling ribbon as well. **since people have asked - I looked it up as this was a gift - the reindeer banner is a Cleo & Me Co pattern found HERE **
And surprise, Moe had to try the same thing - look at those eyes! He's the reason there are no fancy bows on any packages - totally gone!!
I made this quilt top last year after completing the Mystery Quilt designed by Sue for the 2011 Christmas Quilt Along. I FINALLY got it sent to my longarmer for quilting. This is a free PDF pattern from Moda called 'Gift Boxes' designed by Kate Spain for her 'Flurry' line.
I used scraps and the background was a piece given me by a sewing student - a cream with gold print Holly leaves thru it. The back was another 'gifted' fabric and I had my longarmer do a simple large meander with a gold high sheen thread. Augh - I saved the salvedge to remember the line and I just passed my bag of salvedges to a student I save them for - I think it is a Sandy Gervais. It reminds me of ribbon candy.
I will be linking up with Feline Friday - Sarah's Whoop-Whoop Friday - Cheryl's One Week of Christmas (you should check this out - so should have put this on the side bar)