I woke up this morning to a beautiful blanket of snow. It is just the ticket to get me in the holiday mood.
Do you ever feel like quilting takes a back seat in the busy holiday season? With jobs and family and volunteer work over the next few weeks, quilting seems to be at the bottom of the list.
I currently have 7 quilts in process in different stages (not included in the list of 47 “someday” quilts pinned to the wall). Two require more design work as I go along which involves using the brain as well as the hands.
So, of course the logical thing to do (in order to fit a little quilting into every day), is to start a new project! This one will utilize my orphan blocks leftover from previous quilts. How hard could it be? Most of the work is already done, right?
Here is my preliminary layout. I laid out a simple grid which will allow the quilted and bound blocks to fit together nicely.
I’m binding all the blocks in a solid red to hopefully tie it all together.
I’ve named it “Pot Luck” which fits my practice of naming all my potholder quilts with some sort of reference to cooking.
And while I was searching through one of the Christmas boxes I came across this photo. This is "Monk" my son's favorite childhood toy. My son was born on New Year's Eve in 1979, so this must have been early January 1980. Do you see the magazine on the end table? It was probably in my Christmas stocking that year. He doesn't dare buy me any books or magazines now for fear I already have them!
So, what are you doing to simplify your holiday quilting?
Are you crazy enough to start something new?
Enjoy the day!