I guess this weather is good for something, I've actually gotten a couple of quilt tops done. This Christmas quilt top went pretty fast, I was trying to get it done while I was still in a Christmas mood so I worked hard on it. Hopefully I'll get it quilted by next Christmas. I want to make three Christmas quilts so each of my children can inherit one. This pattern is from Strips & Strings by Evelyn Sloppy. I probably wouldn't have made it just from seeing the picture in the book, it's more muted colors. Our LQS had this quilt hanging in their store, and it was bright colors like these, which I was really drawn to.
The second top is from a $5 block class at a LQS. I join every year mostly because I have a quilt buddy that also goes and we know we'll always have that day to get together, go to class, and have dinner together (and GAB like crazy!). I have about 5 years worth of blocks from these classes, but so far I think this is my favorite set of blocks. It really looks better in person, the border is made from a batik fabric with white swirls & it looks really nice with the blocks.
I'm still waiting patiently for my first grandbaby, she's due in about two weeks. In the meantime I get to play with this little guy. He's the son of my daughter's friend, and she lets me be "Grandma Sue". He's a lot of fun, but can you tell that he doesn't sit still much? All the pictures I took were a blur, he has a very short attention span. He's really a joy, though, learning something new every day.
I have a question, if anyone can help with this I'd appreciate it. I'm wondering what to use for pincushion filler. I don't want to just use stuffing, I'd like something that will give weight. I can use sand, but wondered if there's something better than isn't too expensive.