It's that time again when I scramble to squeeze in all the things I want to do before we head up north for the holiday. I've got projects 'all over the place'. Would you like to see them?
First stop: Family Room on the chair where I can see 5 Hexies from all angles. Last week I basted, marked, and started quilting this piece.
On the sofa I've spread out this beautiful Dutch panel that Rachel gave me 17 years ago and made little hexies for the first border. This is a good spot for me to evaluate color placement. More to come :)
In my lap. I'm sewing the binding on my Fall Quilt.
Second Stop: Sewing Room where I put projects on the floor so I can see them when I enter the room. The December Block of the Month is a Double Nine Patch in wintery blues and crisp whites. It's 14" unfinished. That's a blue on blue print--not black.
I just had to take a pic of this 1979 Bucilla Patchwork Fan quilt kit that my sister-in-law sent me. Those fabrics sure are bright! I'm not making this quilt anytime soon :)
This is the start of a new project. Well, actually the leaf is the new part. The stars are leftover from the Stars In A Time Warp SAL so I'm really just playing around with this combo. I appliqued the leaf yesterday just because . . :)
And on my design wall is the layout for the basket blocks I've been making in Barb V's unofficial SAL. I'm leaning toward a narrow dark inner border and a large floral outer border Edyta Sitar-style.
I saw this postcard at the Brownstone Show announcing an exhibit of NJ DAR's historic quilts. You can read more about the Schuyler-Hamilton house here and Morris County's Holly Walk on Dec. 2 & 3 here.
Check out this interesting NJ quilt on Barbara Brackman's Cloud of Quilt Patterns blog :) HQPNJ documented this quilt at the Hunterdon County Quilt Discovery Day in 1989. Make sure you click on the link under the photo to access the information on The Quilt Index.
See you next week and have a . . .
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