August 18, 2014

New fabric, lots of possibilities

Just got these Moda fabrics at American Quilting in Orem, Utah. As if I needed more Christmas-themed fabric but, as usual, I cannot resist these my favorite colors.

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:
Martingale - Here Comes Winter (Print version + eBook bundle)

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)
Martingale - Here Comes Winter (Print version + eBook bundle)
Martingale - Here Comes Winter (Print version + eBook bundle)

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!

1 comment:

  1. Yes, it is good to begin on Christmas presents. The one thing I don't like about the holiday is the rushing. Love the mittens and stars quilt. Thanks for the possibilities, Denise.


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