Thursday, December 29, 2022

A December Mini Quilt - 2022

 The perfect ending to 2022,
a December monthly mini.

Making Snow Angels
18.5" x 18.5"

This little holiday quilt was made with
the leftover pieces from 
the quilt I just had finished
"I Believe in Angels".

It was nice to use up a few
of those leftovers.
Fussy cutting the snow angels

had each one standing up in the 
right direction.  
That made me very happy.

The corners looked a little plain,

but adding some embroidered snowflakes
and beads brightened them up.

Anytime I can use a directional
fabric for binding,
it's a no brainer. 

After getting bundled up

the December mini quilts were put on the fence
for one last quilt parade.

December, 2022

I'll share a fence parade, 2022 soon. 
It will be fun  revisiting
all those quilt hung out on the barbed wire
throughout the year.
But until then,
check out Wendy's blog
for other fabulous minis.
Thank you Wendy, for keeping
us all stitching along.

I hope that 2023 brings you 
love, laughter, and joy.
Happy New Year.

Until Next Time-

Thursday, December 8, 2022

One Last Quilt Before the New Year.

 This story begins with
a sale at a LQS,
impulse buying,
a layer cake,
and a friend's idea.

I really had no business going 
to a quilt shop's sale when I 
didn't NEED anything and
right after my recent big purge.
But, of course,  I went anyway.

It's like going to Target to just look around
and coming out later 
after spending $$$.

This is what I found

This layer cake from Bunny Hill,
"I Believe in Angels."

I very rarely purchase precuts and
I didn't love every fabric that was in the line,
but the shop had the fabrics on the bolt and
I could get some extra yardage for borders.
(See how I rationalized that)

A few weeks earlier a friend had shared a
pattern she had purchased for a simple 16 patch.
We had talked about how occasionally,
we feel the need to make something simple, 
easy and fun.

Well, that's what triggered my impulse buying.
I could certainly come up with a easy plan 
to use this fabric making a simple
holiday quilt.

You know what happened next.
Yes, it was fun, and easy.
I didn't have a pattern so, I was
just winging it.

I Believe in Angels
65" x 82"

The colors in this group were reds,
creams, light blue (not a favorite) and light green.
A more modern holiday color scheme.

The motifs were angle snowmen, bells,
dots, stripes, candy canes and
 florals, (which didn't seem to fit into the holiday mood).

The squares were sewn together very randomly, but
the sashing was all the same.
The green stripe was fun to use.

The pieced sashing seemed to control the 
jumble of the random squares.

My impulse purchases overall created a cute holiday quilt.
Purchasing all of the fabric, though, was quite the shock. $$$.
Something I hadn't done for quite awhile.

My only regret was
 that I didn't have enough of the snowman angle fabric
to cut the top and bottom border so that the angles weren't
running sideways.
That kind of thing drives me crazy.
Oh, well. 
I wasn't about to purchase more fabric.
Despite sideways angel snowmen
I know that someone will find this quilt
warm and comforting after it's quilted
for next year.

Whatever is beautiful,
whatever is meaningful,
whatever brings you happiness,
may it be yours this holiday season.
Happy Holidays.
Until Next Time-