How does this time of year sneak upon us so quickly? I cannot wrap my mind around the fact that it seems like it took ages for Christmas to come when I was a child, and now, it seems like only yesterday we were celebrating Christmas and making Celtic Solstice?!?!?!?
None the less.....I do feel somewhat caught up these last few days before Christmas!
Bonnie shared with us clue #4 for her "Grand Illusion" mystery. Those 80 half square triangles made from clue #1 truly did help make this weeks clue for more broken dish variations a little easier!
Here are all of the clues plus the bonus half square triangles thus far.
Linking up with Bonnie's Mystery Monday Link Up Part 4!
Valentino's favorite spot this time of year!
I honestly have been playing all year long with the RSC14 hosted by SOSCRAPPY.
Here is my "Soul Searching" quilt top to prove it!
"Soul Searching" is a quilt design by Kathy Doughty of Material Obsession.
OK, OK, OK,...........you know the drill around here......
The minute I step foot outside to take photos of a quilt,
A WIND STORM BLOWS UP!!!!!!!
You can see it more or less though? Even with the ripples!
I think I like it though! I used gray as the final color for the year.
I NEED IDEAS FOR A BORDER?!?!?!?!
I have also kept up with my modified maverick stars....minus the last 2 gray ones.
Hmmmm.........I wonder what I am going to do with this one????
I may have a trick up my sleeve for these blocks?
HEH HEH HEH
Linking up with Scraphappy Saturday!
I received these wonderful patriotic scraps from my friend Kathy!
Thank you so much Kathy! Some of these have already been incorporated into "Grand Illusion!"
I was asked by the Missouri State Quilt Guild to come up with an idea for their donation drive for 2014. I wanted their donation to be different from the block drive blocks, so we agreed upon this string block quilt! It is a variation of a basket weave and I love the results! And the guild was so giving! We have enough blocks to make 5 quilts for Quilts of Valor! I will share these as they are made after the first of the year.
Thanks Madeline and the Missouri State Quilt Guild!
These little girls love watching Rudolph this time of year!
Here is my version of Bonnie's "Blue Ridge Beauty!"
Finally sharing the photo I promised, and you guessed it.......a WIND STORM!
Sorry for the ripples in the middle of the quilt!
You can get the idea of it though!
I REALLY LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS ONE!
I love how scrappy it is, the inner border fabric, and the reason I made it!
Remember, this one is going to my cousin who blessed me with our grandma's treadle!
So much fun making this one!
I have seen this one done in various other colors, and I think I will be trying
it in other colors as well!
Merry Christmas to all!
Thanks for all of the encouragement!
Kevin the Quilter