Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Home for the Holidays . . . .


Another quilt made its way home from the quilter, just in time . . .


I'm so happy my 2010 Fat Quarter Shop Kate Spain Mystery Block of the Month is all done and ready, just in time for Christmas!!


Someone sent me an email months ago asking about the width of my sashing around those blocks, but since the quilt was at the quilter's and I hadn't written it down anywhere, I wasn't much help. For the record, the green strips finish at 3/4" and the white strip at 1/2", creating a sashing that's 2 inches finished, which was called for in the finishing pattern. I'm guessing that's no help to the person who asked, but if the question comes up again, I have it documented, now all I have to remember is where I documented it!

But back to the quilting,


Dawn at the Sewing Basket went with a nice swirly design in the white background of each block and did a little custom quilting for the pieced section of the block. For this basket she did some nice cross hatching.


Here she did a cute little design in the mitten cuff and a nice design in and around the star.

I made this quilt for my daughter, here it is hanging in its new home in California.


(Have you ever noticed when you want a dog in a picture they just refuse to sit still, but when you're not looking, they sneak in!)

This is Lifetime Quilt Number 71, click here if you want to read more.

It's official, I'm finally done with my decorating. Some years I'm done when I get tired of decorating and just quit, but this year I kept decorating until I had everything out, I think it was worth the time and effort. I hope you're getting through the items on your Christmas To Do List too!!

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25 comments:

  1. Thelma, I am so proud to be one of the first to comment on how beautiful your quilt is! It makes me all warm and cosy and Christmasy! Your perfect piecing and the excellent work by your machine quilter are a blend of mastery! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. I so wish I would have done this quilt...yours is beautiful and I love your borders. :)

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  3. The quilt turned out lovely. I'm working on this too - only 4 blocks done (been a crazy year) and I was thinking of rearranging the order of the blocks as well. I like your set up and the sashing is wonderful. Your daughter is very lucky.

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  4. Great quilt. It looks fabulous in it's new home. And the little guy seems to approve as well! Cute puppy.

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  5. It's beautiful! I love your setting!!

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  6. It is fabulous! This is one of my favorites of all the quilts you've made this year. Did I say that about every quilt?!?!? LOL

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  7. Your quilt is lovely. Such pretty fabric and the dog is sooo cute! Happy Holidays!

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  8. I love this quilt. It's so beautiful!!! And you know what? My kids are doing all the decorating now. It's been wonderful to be able to sit back and enjoy the decorations without all the time and effort of getting it done. Now putting it all away is another story ;-)

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  9. The quilt sure turned out great. Bright and cheery!

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  10. That is a beautiful quilt, love the quilting on it.

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  11. Beautiful quilt Thelma! I love the stars in the corners.

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  12. Its a beautiful quilt Thelma! Your DD is very lucky! I'm not finished decorating, but then, I rarely am! LOL Have a happy week!

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  13. I'd forgotten how fabulous your Christmas quilt was!

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  14. YOur quilt is beautiful and a wonderful addition to your holiday decor! I love what you did with the quilt... and the stars in the borders. Nice job T!

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  15. That is sooooo cute! My favorite block is the lower left Christmas basket. I can see this as part of a much larger, more colossal block.

    :-)

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  16. Your Christmas quilt is just wonderful - love it!

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  17. This quilt is so cheerful! Love it!
    Your daugher is so lucky to have it in her home.
    Hugs,
    Donna

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  18. Of course, this cheery Christmas quilt is just beautiful! I remember when you were putting it together, and switching up the colors, and adding extra white background around the edges. Doing your normal "Thelma-fying" and it just keeps getting better. Your daughter is lucky to have this quilt and you as her mom.
    *sillysally* aka choc chip addict

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  19. So cute! A very good quilt to display over the holiday season.

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  20. What a pretty Christmas sampler quilt! Your dog and my cat must be related. When I need her in the picture, she won't sit still, or won't look my way. When I don't need/want her in the shot she won't leave me alone! LOL!

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  21. The quilt is beautiful--and so is the doggie.

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  22. What a great Christmasquilt.
    Wish you a happy Christmastime :-)

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