Just in the nick of time, to end the year on a quilty note, I sewed up this table topper:
It's a pattern by Julie Herman of Jaybird quilts and it is called "Rock Candy".
Being a small table topper, it worked up fairly quickly and was ready for quilting in no time;
I loved working with this tropical color palette on some of the dark, gray days we have had lately, and it was nice to work on something that didn't have a Christmas deadline. I'll definitely be making another one of these. Look, I even got it quilted and bound!
Today I am linking up to Freemotion by the River's linky Tuesday:
Happy New Year!
Friday, December 27, 2013
Anyhow, here is how my cutting table is supposed to look:
And here is how it looked on Christmas Eve:
Yes, many a gift was wrapped by many a family member at my cutting table. :-)
Speaking of gifts, my husband gave me a very thoughtful one this year. He went to three different quilt shops in the area, and bought me a gift card at each one. Then he wrapped them up together and gifted me with my own little shop hop. I'm so proud of him for even knowing what a shop hop is! He's a keeper!
Monday, December 2, 2013
I spent yesterday afternoon getting my memory quilt ready for quilting. I want to have this ready to give to my mother-in-law at Christmas so I need to get cracking.
I set a goal in November to try and blog daily, and I was doing fairly well until the middle of the month when my mother was unexpectedly admitted to the hospital. Naturally, crafting and blogging were put on the back burner for a while. Thankfully, she is doing better now and is back at home, recuperating. We managed to have a nice, if very low key, Thanksgiving, and this weekend I had a little time to get back to quilting.