I have a busy month ahead of me. I am teaching Beginning Quilting at our local quilt store. Five students and at least two that are extremely new to sewing. So lots of hand holding ahead of me. The four Mondays of this month from 9:30 to 3:00. Lots ahead of me.Progress on my Alex Anderson Baskets class is coming along slowly. I still have 3 more of the basket blocks to sew together and get on the design wall and lots more of the blocks that go between them. This quilt top is much slower going together than I thought. These connect blocks are a bugger to make, they just take a good deal of time and pinning to get those seams all lined up and nested properly. I got feed up with baskets and decided to take a brief break and sew 3 Christmas runners. My husband and I have coffee every Tuesday morning at a local Starbucks with 3 other couples. One couple invites us to their home every December for coffee instead. They fill their home full of Christmas trees and decorations. Dozens of trees fully decorated, it is quite the site to see. So this year I decided to gift the 3 ladies with a small Christmas runner. This first one is done and the other 2 cut out and ready to go.And the last month of my Garden Party Down Under blocks all ready to start. These look to be the easiest of all the last 10 months behind me.Our neighbors next door gifted Zoey our little Yorkshire Terrier with a new bed. The boys next door, a Poodle and a Basset Hound, didn't like this comfy bed, so they gave it to Zoey. She loves this bed, it has become the perfect spot to lay in while sunbathing in front of the glass doors in our bedroom. This is truly the lap of luxury.
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I love your blue baskets! Zoey looks pretty comfy! Happy stitching!ReplyDelete
Your "new" pupils will certainly keep you busy. Love the tablerunner....very pretty and festive looking.ReplyDelete
You always have interesting projects on the go...LoVe it...ReplyDelete
It was wonderful having your company at FNwF too...xox
Zoey looks so comfy in her new red bed! How nice of you to make Christmas runners for your friends.ReplyDelete
Hope the classes go well. Newbies can be fun to work with or extremely frustrating, fingers crossed you get mostly fun. The baskets are so pretty, it's a bummer they are frustrating to work with. At least you found something fun and quick to play with.ReplyDelete
You'll have fun with your students, sharing your skills with newbies. Love, love, love those baskets!ReplyDelete
Your blue basket quilt is going to be fabulous - it is already! Hang in there, even if it's going slower than you might wish. It will be so worth it.ReplyDelete
The basket blocks are beautiful, and the connect blocks too, too bad they are not fun to make! The Christmas runners are pretty gifts, for sure the ladies are going to love them. Zoey looks cozy in her new bed, soft and pink, so cute!ReplyDelete
Thank you for sharing and linking up ;)
Love that table runner! What a nice way to thank your hosts. I really love that blue in your baskets - gorgeous! Zoey looks so comfy. :)ReplyDelete
You are so talented. Beautiful work.ReplyDelete
Aw on that cutie pie, Zoey. Such an adorable face.
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Zoey really looks like she loves her new bed! What a soft place to be. Love Kaffe so I'm really liking your baskets. What a lovely runner you made! Perfect gift for decorating a holiday home. Thanks for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss, my weekly show and tell linkup.ReplyDelete
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Your basket quilt looks fabulous in those Kaffe Fassett prints! I took that workshop with Alex Anderson awhile back when our Bernina dealer was hosting her in Charlotte. They made us purchase precut kits, which was super frustrating to me because #1, I didn't like the fabrics they picked for my kit AT ALL and #2 my fabrics were precut inaccurately. Never finished that project and all of the ugly precut fabric went straight into my scrap bins -- but you're reminding me that it's a lovely pattern in other fabrics, especially florals -- I'll bet it would be pretty in Liberty of London!ReplyDelete
Good looking baskets! Zoey looks like she doesn't want to leaveReplyDelete
The basket quilt is stunning and worth the effort.ReplyDelete