I got busy this week and decorated for Christmas. Always such fun to hang up my very special Christmas wall hangings.My VBF Brooke made this wall hanging for me in 2001. It by far is one of my very favorites.This one I made. I must admit I am very negligent in putting labels on my quilts. It must be at least 10 or more years old. It is also one one of my very first machine appliquéd pieces.
In a bit of a rush I realized I needed a Christmas runner for a gift. I have made this pattern before and frankly it is somewhat of a piecing jumble. I did manage to figure out where and what fabric to use to go where and finished the quilting yesterday with just the binding to sew on and do the handwork. You know that Covid has had you home bound for way too long when you decide to make yeast bread from scratch, and you have never done it before.It is also never too late to teach an old dog a new trick. The bread came out perfect, tasted wonderful and the process was much easier than one would believe it could be.
Kudos for the bread -- it does look good. I'll stick to my tried and true banana bread! I agree your friends wall hanging is wonderful -- I think some of the appeal to me is the wonderful quilting. Love the table runner... again great motion. Is your wallhanging appliqué? It's pretty and perfect for this season.ReplyDelete
That is UNREAL that you never made bread before and it came out so beautiful!!! Mine have all been huge fails so I've given up (only bread that was ever good was from the bread machine..HA). I'm not known for my cooking-thank God it's only me!!!ReplyDelete
It's all good! :-) The fabrics you chose for your first machine applique quilt really makes the design sparkle! Love it! And, the runner design reminds me of candy canes...beautiful fabrics there too! Great looking bread...wish I had a slice to enjoy for breakfast this morning! :-)ReplyDelete
Oh, both quilts are gorgeous! And the bread, I can almost taste it!! What a lovely runner for your friend.ReplyDelete
Hey, your bread is beautiful! As are your quilts. Those curves in the runner do look like they try to confuse you on where to put what. It's very pleasing, though!ReplyDelete
Hi DonnaleeQ! That bread looks delicious. You must have had an inkling is you had yeast on hand!! I have some quick yeast for a project that I can't even remember what - I never ended up making it. Your runner turned out great and the hanging look very festive. I really love the poinsettia one. Thanks for linking up today. ~smile~ RoseanneReplyDelete
Fun to see everyone's Christmas quilts coming out! The runner you're making has a neat design, too. Congratulations on your successful bread baking - that loaf looks yummy!ReplyDelete
Beautiful quilts and that bread looks fabulous.ReplyDelete
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Your bread looks amazing! The quilts too!ReplyDelete
Isn't its fun to get the Christmas quilts out? I have three that I have made over the years. Yours are lovely!ReplyDelete
Good on you for trying bread making, I bet the smell was amazing. It's always so nice to get those much loved Christmas quilts out at this time of year, such memories.ReplyDelete
Your handiwork is always wonderful to see and these are gorgeous! I'm glad you tried something new and baked bread. It's quite therapeutic and the results so tasty!ReplyDelete
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Love, love, LOVE your appliqued Christmas quilt (and your sour dough bread ball looks delicious!!)ReplyDelete
Christmas is always better with Christmas quilts! Yours are lovely. And congrats on the beautiful bread. I love baking (not cooking, just baking) and I try to make soup and bread once a week starting in the fall.ReplyDelete
That bread does look yummy! So fun to pull out quilts for the season and enjoy the memories. Look at those curves on your runner.... really neat and love the colors...... Now I really want to make some bread and have that yummy smell in the house.ReplyDelete
oh that Christmas piece brings lots of wonderful memories!! I have mine piece done from the same fabrics hanging above the fireplace.ReplyDelete
your bread looks divine!!!
Oh look at all those pretty Christmas Quilts! and yay for you on the bread - success! Thanks for also linking to Finished ( or not) Friday;-)ReplyDelete
How fun to get out your holiday quilts! Such memories. Congrats on making such beautiful bread. Thanks for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss.ReplyDelete
I think that would be my favorite quilt too. Thank you for linking up to Put your foot down.ReplyDelete