So I’d better hurry up.
Actually, this is probably called an early start for me. Although I needed to get at the tree skirt well before now.
Yesterday I pieced Carol’s wonderful Oh Joyful tree skirt. This one is really fun to do!
Love Carol’s design! Just need some backing, some quilting, some buttons, some binding.
I’m also working on a super secret Christmas present. Shhhhhhhh! As the other Mrs. Schmenkman always says, the cobblers children have no shoes. Dear daughter does not have a quilt of her own. I KNOW. What kind of quilting mother am I? Well, one thing and another gets in the way. I’ve had many plans for “the perfect quilt” for her bed. ::sigh:: She does have a couple of quilts on her bed but they were ones that happened to be available.
We picked out this pattern back in the summer and I patiently waited for yards of Alexander Henry owls. And then I did some other things. But today I began the quilt and HOPEFULLY it will be ready for Christmas. This year.
I’m using Barbara Brandeburg’s Criss Cross Applesauce pattern.
I’ll be making it bigger than the pattern. So, 10 blocks down — maybe 38 more to go?
You are sworn to secrecy! I even had to mix up the trimmings in the sewing room garbage (yeah, quicker than actually just emptying it…).
Oh, gotta post this and head off to the bus stop! Not a word!