Ok, talk about the skin of your teeth or sliding into home just under the glove! It’s my busy time of the year with kiddos for nearly 12 hours a day and, well, I know you never do this but I kind of bit off a bit more than I could chew! Here I am, exactly 30 minutes before the deadline and my quilt top is still hot from the final ironing of borders. Why? Well, first I decided to play around with some scraps from a friend. Remember the Lone Star I quilted for my friend with the pieced back? Well, where she joined the strips for the back, she had all these leftover triangles and I thought…hmmm…Christmas scraps? Ho, ho, ho! I also had my first ever Dresden Plate block in Christmas colors. So, the triangles became pinwheels and, well, I’m going to stop telling and just show you. I call this one, “Scraps of Christmas Past.” It is twin sized and will be the first of the four Christmas quilts I hope to make to cover our beds each year.
Every piece came from something I already had in the stash but it was the decision to do the piano key border that really had me sweating my timing. You see, this weekend was the Writer’s Conference (more on that in another post) and I was gone all day on Friday, Saturday and today, Sunday, I didn’t get home until nearly six. So, there you have it…a 2.5 hour piano key border!
Now, for the giveaway. Since Ho, Ho, Ho is our theme, I went with a 1/2-yard of this pretty fabric. I loved the wintry theme but it is not so limiting as some Christmas fabrics. All you have to do is leave a comment and make sure I have a way to reach you. I’ll have Mr. Random draw a number at the end of the hop.
Now, you won’t want to miss what all the other (oh, no, certainly that’s too bad a joke even for me to make) Ho, Ho, Ho’ers have been up to so hop on. First, however, let me express my thanks to the wonderful Carol and Madam Samm for these blog hops that liven up my life and bring me into contact with such wonderful, creative and supportive people…like you!
Here’s the rest of today’s line up