|My "Iowa Christmas" is not a great job, but it is finished. Finally, I can use it for Christmas after having the top almost ready through two Christmases. It was Bonnie's end of the year mystery in 2009. DH and I like our pillows, can you tell. The top pillowcases are actually Christmas ones, and the unmatched ones I did that way on purpose so that DH would leave mine alone. I don't think that it has worked though, he grabs whatever is handy. The quilt at the bottom of the bed is another mystery. I apologize, I don't remember who was the teacher, but I think it was either on Stashbusters or Cyberquilters and was called "Strip Road". I messed mine up a bit by getting lazy and using some whole pieces instead of pieced pieces and so I called mine "Christmas Unstrip Road", I'm very original. Aah Ha, I looked it up and the person who generously shared was Benita Skinner. That was also back in October 2009, about the same time that Bonnie did "Carolina Christmas" for us. I had a great fear of quilts over around 60 inches wide, as that was about the widest my Sharon Schamber boards would allow me to baste, but now I've managed a quilt that I think is 92" x 92", so it broadens my horizons and will allow me to make larger quilts. The extra width was a little challenging to quilt on my Juki, but it was manageable. One of these days, maybe I'll be able to take a machine quilting class and get better at it and be proud enough to put a picture on of my quilting, lol. Until then, I just can't do it. |
PS I had hoped to get my little tree up and Christmas decorations out and maybe I'll get a burst of energy and do it today. If not, It will have to wait a few days as Clue number 4 of Orca Bay comes out tomorrow and I don't know if I'll be able to set my priorities that way.