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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Christmas Mystery

Every year, my favorite quilt shop, Country Quilts n Bears in Clearwater, FL, offers a Christmas mystery.  I have gone to all of them except one, I think, and this year I was not able to go.  However, I did have a kit reserved and so therefore was able to sew it for myself.  I love this scrappy quilt, it was a lot of fun to sew (and I am not a good piecer !) and I am planning on making a couple more of these.  I am keeping the old fashioned look and not adding a border to this one.  It's about 50 x 70 inches.
I have had a Singer Featherweight for several years, but just on Sunday afternoon when I got out this kit, I thought it would be a good opportunity to get out the machine and really play with it.  I enjoyed it so much that my big machine is staying in the closet for a while !  For simple piecing it is great, and I feel I can piece better because the machine is lower and I can see what I am doing.

I have written about this Christmas mystery before.  It has always been a lot of fun, someone different designs the quilt each time, sometimes there is a color choice and sometimes not, there are always many participants, and it is a fun way to collect up some Christmas quilts.  I still have a few of them "maturing" unfinished, but several are among my very favorite quilts.  Can't wait to see what they think of for next year !


Angelikas quilts and knits said...

Das Top sieht wirklich sehr old-fashioned aus :-) Für das neue Jahr habe ich mir vorgenommen, auch mal mit meiner Featherweight zu nähen :-)
Liebe Grüße

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