Sunday, December 29, 2013

Holiday Catch Up!

Well Christmas is over and while we really enjoyed the holiday and the time away, it is always good to be back home.  I have quite a bit of blog reading to catch up on! 
It was good to have the stitching time that long rides in the car give me.  I was able to get caught up on my Sweet Hearts and finish the Candy Cane Bouquet.
Today I am getting the last few rows of Sweet Hearts sewn together and added to the quilt as we wind down to the last couple of days of the year and the last couple of Sweet Heart blocks!
The red berries are now all sewn onto the Candy Cane bouquet wall hanging and I even added a frond at the base of the urn.  I guess no one will know that the bottom of the urn was crooked.... opps.  But quilters always find a way to correct their 'challenges' in a creative way!  Now just to decide whether to hand or machine quilt this....
I think this lovely poinsettia fabric would be great on the back.
Now here is another Christmas project I made this year.. but couldn't share because it was a surprise!
This table runner is based on the quilt Pines & Presents from McCall's Quilting Nov/Dec issue.  It is machine pieced, machine quilted with some hand big-stitch quilting. 
Perfect Scissors were the perfect quilting gift from a quilting friend.  Can't wait to use these!  Hope Santa brought you some new toys!

Happy End-of-the-Year Stitching!



  1. Dear Debra, thank you for leaving such a sweet comment on my blog, we both made a sweet heart a day and enjoyed it so much. When I see yours I want to start all over again, other fabric and so colorful.... it makes my hands itch! Gorgeous are your little hearts.
    I love your Christmas quiltwork, beautiful and so festive. I wish you much fun with your perfect scissors.
    A happy and blessed 2014 to you and all your loved ones.

    1. Thanks, Pauline. They really were a lot of fun. I will miss making my little Sweet Hearts. All the best to you in 2014!

  2. I really love the heart quilt. Lots of great fabrics. Also hope I can still find that issue of Primitive Quilts. The Candy Cane Bouquet would be great alone or as the center of a larger quilt. Your work is beautiful.


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