Hi Quilty Friends! I can hardly believe it is mid-December. I have one more week of work and then two week vacation. My daughter comes home from college on Saturday and I cannot wait! I spoke with her this morning and she said she just feels like being taken care of instead of taking care of all her friends. Sometimes being an adult sucks! I think some relaxing time on the couch with our dogs watching movies and mom doing her laundry should fit the bill.
I made this kitchen towel gift this morning for my boss. I struggle with making gifts for men, but this is a pretty good compromise--an appliquéd kitchen towel and Bath and Body Works hand soap like everyone else is getting, but with a more manly design.
I have been planning on participating in Carole's Scrap Dance Waltz Quilt Along. I even cut all the muslin background squares for a queen sized quilt, but I have been struggling with the idea of a muslin background quilt on our bed. I spend lots of time lounging on our bed, so a darker background is probably better. My chambray comforter of 15+ years bit the dust a few weeks ago (a dog's claw when straight through the worn fabric) and I made a panic purchase of a dark grey linen like comforter at Target. It is warm enough and dark enough for our needs, but I would like to make a coordinating quilt for our bed. I found this dark grey swirl fabric yesterday--it is 108 inches wide. I picked up a couple of yards to use as a better background for my Scrap Dance Waltz Quilt.
I have been hoarding Bonnie and Camille fabrics for years to make a quilt for our bed, but I have not been able to make up my mind on a design. I have four layer cakes, four charm packs, and three fat quarter bundles in addition to what is pictured here. I love scrappy quilts, so why not make a scrappy quilt with all Bonnie and Camille fabric? I will be making 81 blocks to set 9 x 9. By using the dark grey background, I can also use a lot of the white background prints for a good contrast. Here is a link for information about this QAL:
I better get cutting as there are about 2000 squares needed.
Yesterday was our last class of Lori Holt's Quilty Fun Row Along. My student, Cindy, had two tops done and two more that she was just working on the borders for.
Cindy really enjoyed using up her scraps and stash for these projects!
I have one of my Xmas embroideries from Red Brolly all ready to go in my sewing box. Dinner is already in the crockpot. I am trying a new recipe--chicken tortellini soup--should be delicious. I am going to watch the Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants game tonight and enjoy some Slow Sunday Stitching. Here is the link to see what everyone is working on:
Have a great week!