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Sunday, December 1, 2013

1st Sunday of Advent

We have a beautiful sunny day here in Clearwater for the first of Advent.  I have not started to decorate for Christmas yet, but will put a few things out during the next week, then add more.  Our whole neighborhood is already full of Christmas lights, but I like to enjoy each season as it comes and to me, this is still Thanksgiving weekend !

 I started this quilt in the summer, and enjoyed the fresh and bright fabrics, a big change from my usual more traditional look.  It is a large twin size quilt, and just came back from the quilter (Marlene at Lucky Sew and Sew).  The quilting design matches the fabric pattern well, a large modern daisy.
 This quilt is one of the Christmas mysteries from Country Quilts, this one is from 2 years ago.  I loved the blue batiks in this, and Marlene quilted it with a snowflake.

The green is actually bright lime green, the binding is the same color.  In the sunlight by the pool the colors are a little distorted.  I put the binding on both of these this afternoon, so now I have some good movie watching handwork to do !

 Last but not least - there is some progress on the small petasson.  Should be finished soon !  I am alternating working on this with stitching on my large one, which I adore.

 I am working hard to finish older projects because I want to be free to enjoy new projects in the new year, and I especially want to make more boutis next year.
I have allowed myself one indulgence starting in March - an applique reproduction of an 1850s quilt.  It is an unusual folk art design belonging to the Quilted Crow girls of Australia.


Angelikas quilts and knits said...

Liebe Heather,
beide Quilts gefallen mir sehr gut :-)
Ein tolles Gefühl, gleich zwei von der WIP-Liste streichen zu können, oder ?
Deine Boutis´ sind ganz zauberhaft !

Liebe Grüße

Donna in SW PA said...

Pretty quilt...beautiful boutis!

Lou said...

Superbes tes 2 quilts et j'adore ton boutis !

Marie du Gard said...

coucou Heather,
Bravo pour tes quilts. Les couleurs sont en effet, très belles.
Ton boutis a pris un bon démarrage. Bientôt fini.... Gros bisous.
Bonne journée.

hiromi said...

Colour, combination and stitch...perfect! I want to see the beautiful quilt directly. You can do all step by step...I have to work hard as well. I am looking forward to seeing you in May!!

Patricia said...

Beautiful work Heather! Do you have any in strcutions you can share for making the 'spokes/inner ring in the rosette de Petite Camargue? I can't find anything online and nothing but finished work in any of the books I have.Thank you.