It’s December and I have changed the wall hangings. The little Christmas wall hanging is the 12th one to go in that spot on the wall this year. I will start all over again in January.
The wall hanging on the wall behind the sofa is in it’s second year. When I take it down in January, I will either put up one that I’ve already made or make a new one. I’ve been checking my fabric drawers and have found several panels that will be very nice for the winter months.
I need to make two baby quilts before March and have found several pieces of fabric in my stash to choose from. Now, I have to find a pattern and decide which fabrics will be the ones to use. Baby quilts are meant to be used, washed and abused. I want a pattern that is simple and yet elegant. I have a block in mind. It would be great for the center of a medallion quilt. The baby quilts could be “what if” quilts. After I made the center block, I could decide what to do with the borders one at a time. I should start sewing soon in order to be finished on time.
Annie Louise hasn’t had a new dress for quite a while, but she has three new quilts. I finished quilting one that was on the blog a few weeks ago.
The best part of making small quilts is that they can be finished. One of her quilts is very small. The other uses leftover strips.
Maybe I can make another dress for Annie Louise after Christmas. Or, I could make some night gowns. She doesn’t have any.
I’ve put Dear Jane away for a while. I’ve been doing hand work during the evenings on the blocks. Every once in a while, I bring out my oldest UFO, The Amish Thistle. I started this quilt over 30 years ago. It may be closer to 35 years. It’s queen size and I’m heavily hand quilting it. It has had a lot of shelf life. It’s hard to quilt with black thread on black fabric. Maybe, this time I will keep it out of the closet until it’s finished.
Have a great day and happy quilting.