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Sunday, December 4, 2011

Christmas Mystery at Country Quilts 2011

Some of you must be quite familiar with my favorite quilt shop now, since I have posted about it several times over the past few years.  The Christmas Mystery has been going on now for 10 years, and I have done them all except one, and so have a fair collection of Christmas quilts (in various stages of completion LOL).  Yesterday we started at the usual time, and the ladies really outdid themselves with the packaging of the kits this year, presented very nicely in a pizza box in the order needed to use them.  I forgot to take a picture, but all was tied up with a ribbon and label, it looked so pretty.
I did finish my top during the class, thanks to our teacher (she is very competitive - yes Susan I mean you !) and I really like the colors, unusual for Christmas, very fresh and pretty.  I will let the pictures speak for themselves !
Pizza box kits

Ready to sew !

Have to shop too ;-)

Hard at work

Visiting and sewing

Eleanor working on her featherweight

The big reveal

 The photos do not do justice to the colors of the quilt - there is ice blue, royal blue, dark prussian blue, the sashing of blocks is dark green and the inner border is LIME green - the quilt is fresh and pretty, but the colors don't show well in the shop light.

Beautiful machine quilting

Wishing you a quiet and peaceful 2nd Advent


Donna in SW PA said...

Looks like everyone had a great time. So nice that you can get together and stitch! Merry Christmas! Oh and my Elizabeth's quilt is all stuffed and the quilting begins. Donna

Angelikas quilts and knits said...

Hallo Heather,
ist es wirklich schon ein Jahr her, dass Du dort zum Christmas Mysterie-nähen warst ? Auf die Gefahr hin dass ich mich wiederhole : ich beneide Dich um dieses gemütliche Weihnachtsnähen :-)
Liebe Grüße

Lou said...

Je pense que vous avez du toutes passer une superbe journée. Et comme les boites étaient jolies.

Nini Petits Boutis said...

What good atmosphere!

And that beautiful things made together.

Bravo! Peaceful days to you also.

Best regards