I am working on a fall quilt which is only missing a little bit more of applique - the pieces are all there except for the matching threads. Will have to order more Aurifil 28 wt and 12 wt via Follow that Thread.
In the meantime, I got a book for review filled with projects for the Winter. I am placing my fabrics next to its copy, as the wall hanging with reindeer is soooo cute, and the matching table topper, too! I will add a few more fabrics to make the center, and add the border using the patterned fabric above. Check it out:
Gorgeous set or what? The book is called Here Comes Winter - Quilted Projects to Warm your Home by Jeanne Large and Shelley Wicks. What wonderful designs they have come up with! Both authors learned to sew early in life with their grandmothers and aunts, their experience reflected in each project.
The book features bed-size quilts, lap quilts, wall hangings large and small, pillows... great ideas for Christmas gifts. The applique pieces are whimsical and add charm to these warm-colored projects.
I love their instructions for framing projects. They will come in handy when I make smaller quilts, such as the "Lost Mittens" shown below.
(Photographs by Brent Kane for Martingale)
Yes, I know, we are still in the Summer and, like you, I do not want to rush the cool weather in. However, I do like to 'enjoy' the Holidays, as opposed to rush to get gifts ready. So, here is my contribution to your getting ahead of the game...
Enjoy your week!