I just finished my June block of my Debbie Mumm Christmas BOM.  Its name is HOPE.  I had so much trouble with it and had to redo the inside yellow star so many times, to the point of recutting material.  Now onto July.  This will really be a scrappy colourful Christmas quilt.

From this point of view, the blue star looks great, if I do say so myself. 😉

Here is a Christmas idea as I have been lax in my Early Bird Christmas preparation projects:

It’s kind of like a card but has quotes.  I received this as a gift (will find the name) and have wanted to reproduce it because it would be a great mini gift:

So…I am back in my sewing room! 🙂

Last quilt guild meeting pics – picture heavy

I’ve been wanting to post these pictures to show off the applique challenge:

This one is just the top because the owner is adding embroidery all over it.  I love the blues and tinges of yellow.

I love these three.  The stitcher used embroidery thread to further outline the leaves! I love her choices for material and the buttons she has added.  So creative!

Christmas applique. So cute!

So many applique pieces! So many people got involved in the challenge!

The garden is growing.  Mine is somewhere there! 🙂

These are my friend’s and I think they are neat! She does such great handwork!

This was the winning piece! This stitcher is such an expert! Just lovely!

Some more.  A finished piece!  I can’t wait to get to this stage!

I will show the quilt showand tell next time! 🙂

Thank you!

Thank you Sheila for this:

That came in this:

That goes with these:

I appreciate it so much Sheila! Look for an envelope winging its way to you soon! :)…..I’ll be able to have the rest of the patterns for Life is a Celebration with my subscription Yay!

I am in the sewing room…just nothing of interest to take pictures of ;).

Major project coming up!

So…..I adopted this quilt from my mom and it will eventually be returned to her, quilted first though.  20 HUGE blocks with hand-stitched dresden plates.  How to quilt it, that is the question.  I’m thinking of resetting the dresden plates onto a 100% off white  cotton……thinking about it.   I’m going to ask first.  I am so amazed with this.  I remember her making a few of the dresden plates but I would like the background information on the material because it is all differeent kinds of material and not all quilter’s cotton….these blocks were done in the 80’s 90’s.

One more day of work left and then vacation starts! I have major quilting plans and maybe a new sewing machine!