Is this thing on? Somehow I have lost the past five months. I can't believe it is mid-June already. My birthday is Friday - which means Nina's birthday is this week too! Nines - I really wish we could have our annual birthday date.
On to the important things - like quilts. When last we talked, I mentioned working on another Christmas quilt. It is finished and I love it! My friend with the expensive computer guided Gammill machine was kind enough to quilt it for me. We enjoyed a fun day of sewing while the Gammill did its' thing.
I ended up having to piece the trees differently than suggested in the pattern. For some unknown reason, they had you piecing the tree with a seam down the middle of the block - so that the diagonal sides of the tree are loose and three dimensional. I pieced one block according to the directions and knew that there would be no way to quilt this on the long arm with those sides flopping around. So I had to improvise! My way saved a lot of fabric and made it quiltable. I LOVE the fabrics in this quilt. This is the first quilt that I had to buy the fabrics that were used in the pattern. I loved them all right away. They are Figgy Pudding by Basic Grey.
I finished piecing the top over spring break - at which point my mom and sister both wanted to steal it. Nice try, ladies - but it is mine! Maybe I will let them sit under it if they come to Alabama in the winter.
I hope I haven't lost both of my faithful readers during my long silence. Speak up and let me hear you! What wonderful project as you working on right now?