Saturday, December 5, 2009

Christmas in Coming

Some of the blogs I read have been posting a Christmas quilt a day. I don't have nearly that many but I'll share a few that I put out every year. My tree was delivered to my front door yesterday after work and although I didn't really want to get into this job, the season got the better of me and I started hauling boxes out of the garage and into the living room. I didn't do the usual of every single ornament on the tree, I even passed on the .99 tinsel this year. But I added my favorite quilt as a tree skirt.

There are parts of my place that haven't been put together since I moved in, the mantel has been a catch all for a variety of things. Needless to say, it is not decorated yet. Christmas is a good time to assess what you love and what you can donate. I seem to have a lot of the latter. I've been adding to my Good Will boxes daily.

This panel greets me when I get up and head for my coffee in the mornings, I thought that was a perfect spot for her. She has been hand quilted and is the first panel I have ever done. With some beads and buttons, she could really shine. You can't start your day off on a bad note when this is what greets you before your coffee.

This little piece is one of my favorites. I took a Thread Painting class a few years ago because the class outline said we would learn how to put seed beads on with our machine. I'm such a cynic, I had to take the class to see that in action. My tree is loaded with seed beads, all machine attached. It is amazing what you can do with the right tools. A 60 needle and fine thread and you are in business.

My front door greets everyone with a wreath and a quilted banner.

Finally, a small fused banner from Laundry Basket Quilts. It is fused and then free motion quilted around the outside of the letters. I've used this alphabet for several projects, it's one of my favorite letterings.

Tonight is the night my girlfriends and I get together and celebrate the season. There will be hundreds of years of friendship around the table, a lot of laughs and plenty of food.
Hope you have some holiday cheer this weekend.


Browndirtcottage said...'s NOT fair...everyone is
showing all their Christmas quilts and I have
NONE.....your's are great....I especially like
your front door decor!!!

Karen said...

The red & green quilt you are using around your tree is gorgeous! I need some kind of quilt or tree skirt affair to use around my three prim trees I put up this year. We have not put up a big tree in several years.