Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Less than a month!

Nina has been pestering me for a new post - claiming she checks here everyday and there is never a new post. I finally remembered to get my husband to bring home his good camera so that I can take pictures of the latest quilts.

This first one is still just a top. Not sure if it will get quilted before Christmas. It is approximately 50" square. I am going to bind it in red. Can't wait to see it after it is washed - hopefully all nice and crinkly!

This next one is already a favorite! I think I am going to name it "How the Wrench stole Christmas". Get it? The pattern is from the February 2009 issue of American Patchwork and Quilting. Four different sizes of Monkey Wrench blocks. I think the largest is about 15 inches. I love all the reds and greens together. Click for larger versions of all these pictures!

Here is a close up of the four different sizes of monkey wrenches. I got tired of making these blocks by the end - but when I got top put together I fell in love all over again. I might even be lured into making this one again!

Yesterday my son and I were talking about a friend of his who has gone home to India for the past month. I told Ian that I guess that means he would need to go home to Indiana. He was up for the idea - with the hopes of seeing snow. He was only two when we left Indiana and says he doesn't remember much. I would be up for spending a holiday in the frozen north - especially if it meant spending time with Nines and her family! Wishing all of my quilting friends a very merry Christmas!

Added: SewCalGal is hosting a virtual Christmas quilt show. Go check it out and be inspired!


sewnsusan said...

Wow! Love the quilts and their names- you have tell how you made them. I love the red and white star especially.

Nines said...

WOW!! A post! I am so happy happy!!! LOVE the red one- yes you need to share the pattern, I want one! And the wrench is too cute. Love the scrappy look. Love youand you can come anytime- you have a home in Indiana.

Shasta said...

Both of these quilts are beautiful. I am jealous that you have to make a special trip to see snow.

SewCalGal said...

Beautiful Christmas Quilt. Thanks for sharing it in my Virtual Christmas Quilt Show. Random drawing for prizes tomorrow (December 25th). Good luck!

Hope you have a very Merry Christmas!


Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow beautiful Christmas quilts! Thanks for sharing. Merry Christmas!

Lynda said...

Yout quilts are wonderful. I love the names also. I may have to make one like the red and white quilt myself.

Wendy said...

Your wrench quilt is wonderful, and the name as well! I might have to make one of those myself.

Mermaid Sews said...

love your red and white quilt. Did you follow a particular pattern? What size are your HST's? Would love to make one of these in pink!