Thursday, February 9, 2012

New FO

This year I  decided to not only try to get some of my
UFO's finihsed, but to start some new ones!  There is  nothing like getting into a new pattern and a new stack of fabric to motivate you.  Last year I purchased a pattern from my friend Pat over at Silver Thimble Quilt Co. called Comfort and Joy.  The minute I saw this design I knew that I had to have it. I love Christmas quilts and this one was out of this world.  It took me some time to decide what fabrics I wanted to use, especially for the background.  I bought fabric for the background three times, before I was finally happy.  I hope to finish this one in time to get it quilted for this Christmas, however; I don't know if that will happen or not.  I just finished the gingerbread basket block last night.
I am doing all of the applique by hand, this keeps me busy at night while DH is watching TV.  I love am so happy that I decided on the polka dot  background.  I made on change in the gingerbread bock, instead of a flag on the left hand side I decided to add another candy cane.  I am not a huge flag person and thought that they candy cane looked ok there. 
Don't forget about the Bali Pop giveaway that I a having for my birthday.  If you leave a comment you could win a Mulberry Bali pop. 

1 comment:

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

That basket is so cute! Love the whole quilt. :-)