Friday has rolled around again - and do you realize that Christmas is six Fridays away, including today? Yikes!! But I've got a few Christmas projects to whoop about this week - and I bet you do too! So let's get started!
First of all, I'm whooping about finishing the appliqué on Lilli's annual quilt for this year - The Princess and The Pea!
This top is now ready for quilting, probably after Thanksgiving, since I can't have it on the frame when the family comes over for dinner - that might spoil the surprise!
I deviated from the pattern to make the princess look a bit like Lilli - pretty blonde hair, and a purple nightgown - her favorite color! I can't wait to quilt this one - I plan on using different quilting designs in each of the "mattresses", and I'm thinking about something special for the negative space in the background. I've got to do some sketching to see if I can make it work, though!
I also finished this pretty fence rail Christmas quilt this week!
Aren't those colors yummy? I really like pastel Christmas colors for a change - they look so light and fresh!
And I did some more of the "blustery wind" swirls - I love the texture it gives the quilt!
Top it all off with a great Christmas backing, and this one is in the books!
I love the birds on this backing, and the colors work fabulously with the front of the quilt!
This quilt finished up at about 60" square, and is available for purchase for the bargain price of $150 (plus shipping if needed) - I hit a great sale and got the fabrics for next to nothing. So if you've always wanted a Christmas quilt, but never manage to get one made in time for Christmas, here's your chance!
That's what I'm doing the happy dance about this week -
can I get a whoop whoop?
And now it's your turn!
What are you whooping about this week?
What's making you do a little happy dance?
Share - we want to dance right along with you -
and it's always more fun to dance with friends!
The party will stay open until Sunday midnight -
Hope to see you there!
PS - While we're thinking about Christmas, I'm considering hosting a "Christmas in July" blog hop this summer - if you'd be interested in being one of the stops on the hop, email me at salliesue57 (at) gmail (dot) com. I'm still bouncing some ideas around about the best way to do it, and I'd love to get feedback from some of the people who would be involved in it!