Friday, December 23, 2005
Last of the Party Quilts
Here are the last of the quilts from our annual Christmas quilt exchange. The top quilt (a bullseye) is a great one to use up "ugly" or outdated fabrics. Once you get the quilt together you never notice them. A fun idea for a quilting group is to get together and cut up all your "uglies" and share them to make bullseye quilts. It's also one of those scrappy quilts that can look completely different depending on the border.
The middle quilt has lots of Civil War reproduction fabrics, heavily featuring pink and brown.
Joan was delighted with it since she loves these fabrics and they go perfectly in her newly redecorated bedroom.
The last quilt has a country picnic sort of look in the blues that Diane loves. Our friend Diane nearly died this year following a botched surgery (in Mexico) and resulting infection, so we are grateful that she is still with us.
Today I finished the last of the shopping (including grocery shopping) and wrapping. Tomorrow we are not the hosts, but we will spend special evening time with family. Christmas day we will spend some time with Jerry's dad and also have some quiet family time. Whatever your observance, may you be blessed with a wonderful holiday!