With Thanks Giving behind me, most of the left overs either eaten or in the freezer for future use, it is time to think about some Christmas baking and finishing some of the one or two Christmas gift items in the sewing room.
I have spent this past week finishing the quilting on my Christmas Red Bird mini wall hanging, but in-between moved back to working on my Flower Garden quilt top. I have the final side lattice cut and then can get the top and bottom on too. I spent some time considering a larger appliquéd border, but have decided I am done. It will be bound in the black and white print I used for the stems for the blooms. I hope to have it off to the quilter in the next week or so.I keep a stash of baby quilts for my daughters. They have over the years often stopped by for a baby shower gift for this friend or that co-worker. This past month they have pretty much cleaned me out. So I figured I had better get busy and replace some of them. The fabric in the center has been in the closet for years. It was just too pretty to cut up. I decided that the best use of it was just to use it in the middle of the quilt with a block border around it. I think once quilted it will look very pretty.
Obviously I am a real fan of appliqué projects. In October while at Pacific International Quilt Show in Santa Clara, California I came upon these two patterns and fabric kits. I purchased the first smaller kits, but ended up coming back to the vendor and buying the second larger kits too. I just could not resist them. So the plan is to finish up some of my UFO's that are screaming at me for attention and start one of these new projects.