It’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.
The 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.