First I put the third border on Rosy Cheeks Santa. I'm not ready for the 4th border yet but I'm still thinking piano keys. This started out as a panel - that middle portion. I put on the red border, the flying geese and the 2nd red border.
Then I put together all those green blocks I cut last week and ironed on the applique and did the blanket stitching for this:
This pattern is from the book 'Tis The Season. I used mostly darker greens with khaki Kona cotton for the background of the stockings panel and I love that muted look. I made it a bit larger than the pattern, squares a little larger plus more of them so I had to widen the stockings panel and add an extra tree and another stocking or two. I have a particular place where I want to hang it so the bigger size works for me.
Today is the day I go to quilt guild. Well, night really. We start at 5:30 with a workshop, have a sandwich supper provided by members at 6:30 and our business meeting at 7:00. I'll be showing these two quilts that I quilted last week.
The official name of this one is Blue Skies Over Planet Earth and the pattern came from a quilt shop in Louisiana (whose name I can't remember right now). But it should be called A Drunk Monkey because my free motion quilting looks like that's who did it. :) Don't you love the sun and shadow on it - it's laying on the floor in front of my patio door in the mid morning.
Krystal's Krazy Stars will be mailed this week, after I show it at guild, to my niece for her wedding present. She got married last spring. I'm not tooooo late.
I don't know about you all but I feel so blessed! I'm able to stay at home and sew when I want (mostly), I am warm and fed and am surrounded by people I love and who love me, and I have a God who holds me in His heart. The beauty of this world that I see every day fills me with awe and the friends I've made blogging put a smile on my face. I am so thankful.