Saturday, December 1, 2007

Wow, I've been quilting!

Firstly, I do want to apologize for not paying a visit with my friends on blog land. There has been so much to do in the past few weeks. I am happy to report that I had my last class for the semester. I have but 2 (two) papers to write and school will be over for a bit. Yey! My brain will be free to create with fabrics!

Gosh, it felt so good to turn on my machine Wednesday!

This is what I decided to make, a small winter wall hanging. The pattern is from the book Classic Country Christmas by Lynette Jensen of Thimbleberries.

The quilt is machine appliqued, pieced and quilted. It doesn't have a label yet. I've been thinking of Winter Wonderland as an appropriate name.

There is something rewarding about completing a quilt. A quick project is the sure thing to get me back in the quilting groove again. I now feel all fired up and ready to tackle some of my UFOS.

Which reminds me, I am getting up there on the Stashbuster queen list. Perhaps I ought to finish the Winter Sentry quilt today. I just cannot seem to come up with a machine quilting design for the border. Perhaps I'll get inspired!

Have a great day everyone and thank you for stopping by!


Anonymous said...

Very cute wall hanging Carole, and yes what a great way to get back into it.

Meredith said...

keep going. Enjoy quilting today I am spending some much needed time quilting today also. I like teh name of the name of the quilt and the border fabric is cute.

*karendianne. said...

I LOVE this. Its fantastic the way you're working your way back into the groove. Look forward to seeing more! ;)

Kim said...

What a great wallhanging! Yes, there's something motivating about getting a project done! I need to pin and quilt my It's a Wrap--guess I should be doing that instead of blog browsing! LOL!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Love your cute little wallhanging. Good job!!! Glad your back with us!! We've missed you!!

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh your close! Only 2 papers! I"m glad you got to turn on your machine and sew a bit. The wall hanging is adorable, and it probably cleared your head a bit to just relax!

Darlene said...

It's almost time to RELAX! You deserve some downtime so badly.

I hope you're enjoying quilting!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

I never underestimate the therapeutic value of sewing, it's a cure all when applied on a regular basis. Enjoy your therapy, it's well deserved! Your WW wallhanging is adorable.

Rose Marie said...

A kickstart to get back into the groove is always welcome and what better way than finishing up a perfect quilt for Xmas!

Beertje Zonn said...

Lovely little quilt!
Kind regards,

Sonnja, from the Netherlands

Anonymous said...

Dear Carole,

Thank you so, so much for sending this little beauty my way. I love love love it - this is the kind of quilting that inspires me to give it a go properly one day.

This is a really wonderful Secret Santa present - and i am very grateful to have received it.

Best wishes for you and your family, and a very Merry Christmas to you.

Take care,

PS my email is esmerelda.sp AT if you want to get in touch.

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