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Sunday, December 17, 2017

31 Day Challenge - Day 17 - Favorite Ornaments!

     I was tempted to just skip writing a post today.  Very little sewing going on - more cleaning up sewing spaces than actual sewing!  I did finally get the ornaments hung on the tree.  I especially cherish the little kid-made ornaments.  A few of my favorites -  
I am pretty sure this is just wadded up newspaper spray painted and glittered, but it always hangs on my tree!



Take care,
Gretchen

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Magnolia Mystery Quilt Top Finished!

      I finally got the quilt top for the Magnolia Mystery Quilt finished.  I didn't tinker with the layout or border, and am quite happy with the result.   The Quilt Along has a February deadline - so before then (but not until after the holidays) I will start figuring out how to quilt this, especially the broad swaths of negative space.  White thread, yellow thread, turquoise, all three?  Lots of possibilities to consider.   I think this has a clean, modern feel to it, and I plan to keep that feel with the quilting.    Stay tuned. 
      I also went to the holiday party for one of my quilt guilds, which also involved the receipt of a Secret Santa hand crafted gift.  Lucky me, I received this beautiful bag crafted by Pam Wilde.  Beautiful fabrics, beautiful piecing and quilting, and it was full of little sewing goodies.   I think it is the perfect size to be a traveling bag (or next to the couch bag) for my never-ending hexie project, and will hold my little light, too.  I can't wait to get it all packed up.   

Look at the little charm detail on the zipper.  So nice! 
     On to holiday decorating- then maybe I'll tackle the 'On Ringo Lake' Clue #4!

Take care,
Gretchen