December

IMG_1803It’s December.  This year has flown by.  My monthly wall hanging has been changed. It’s nice to have a different one on the wall each month.  I notice that some of my friends and neighbors have their Christmas decorations in place.  I haven’t even thought about it, except to work on the Christmas wall hanging from two years ago.  It is almost ready for the binding, so I think it will go on the wall this year.  The quilting has made it look much better than I thought it would.  I should finish it in the next two or three days and then it will go on the wall and I can bring the Christmas decorations down from the attic.

As I have been quilting the Christmas wall hanging, I am able to look out the window and watch the workmen build a garage at the new house across the street.  They put prefab rafters on the garage today and started to close in the roof.  A Bobcat smoothed out the front yard.  I can’t imagine that they will grass it in December, but it will be ready for the Spring.   I’m so glad that I moved the sewing room from the back to the front of the house. Now I can watch the world go by as I sew.

IMG_1805The Temperature Quilt has eleven months finished now.  I can see the colors on the right side changing to the colors on the left side.  It makes the quilt look even.  It’s not a spectacular quilt, but I like it.  It was fun to check the temperature every day.  I found that I didn’t use the fabric below 0 degrees or above 100 degrees.  Maybe we will have a day this month in the frigid zone.  I found a large piece of batique fabric for the second border.  The first border is black, the same as the sashing, only a little larger. There is a lot of batique fabric left over.  I’ll have to design another quilt to use it up.  It seems as if I only make scrap quilts.  I do have a challenge quilt to make that is not scraps.  I’m looking forward to making that one.

I’m taking a break from the Moda Blockbuster blocks of the week.  I still am saving the weekly patterns and will make them at a later date.  The Splendid Sampler free blocks have stopped, but I still have a few bonus blocks to make.  The blocks are only 6″ square so I will check Sharon Craigue’s Setting Solutions book for a way to make them all largerand make a bed quilt.

Have a great day and happy quilting.

 

 

 

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