Thursday, December 6, 2012

Wintery quilt top November finish

Tada! I present my largest quilt top to date and it is for our living room. For some reason that thought makes me smile.


While browsing around Hingeley Road Quilt Shop (a local-to-me quilt shop) back in October, I spotted a partial jelly roll (only 31 strips) of an older Holly Taylor line - Frosted Memories, brushed - tucked away in a corner under the cutting table.  Could hardly believe my good fortune!  I soooo like this fabric line.  I carried it around for a bit before spotting some yardage that I thought would go well and that made my decision.  Home it came with me (of course, it helped that it was on clearance sale : )  

In an effort to increase my odds of getting this top finished, I kept the pattern simple and was able to completely piece it before Thanksgiving. I really like how it  turned out even though a couple strips are out of place from their originally assigned location. Now my goal is to get it quilted over this coming weekend so that we can enjoy it during this Advent/Christmas season into late winter.  I have a red flannel all ready to go as the backing.  My final dilemma decision is which batting to use - cotton for a little extra weight (is it heavy enough with the brushed top and flannel back?) or wool for fluffiness and potentially more cuddliness??? Decisions, decisions...

Thanks for stopping by.


PS:  Liking up with Megan's jelly roll party at Crooked Seams.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Honored and a little embarrassed

Oh dear! I am potentially the most unobservant person around.  Just recently I have been poking around in Blogger trying to figure out how to change some things with this ole blog. Well, among the many things I have learned I discovered that I can view any and all comments left by lovely visitors. Oh my goodness! I didn't even realize some very kind comments had been left! (think I have it set so that now I should receive notification when a comment is left - I think : }  Thank you to one and all for being kind enough to comment.

Fast forward, back in May (yes, May) the lovely Marion of My Quilt Diet nominated me for  the Liebster Award.  Thank you, Marion, thank you for the kindness and the honor. I am still a little amazed that anyone has actually come across let alone noticed my blog enough to nominate it for an award. (an award - doesn't that sound so prestigious : )

What exactly is the Liebster Award? Good questions. I wondered the same thing.

"The Liebster award (German for favorite or dearest) is to showcase bloggers with fewer than 200 followers.  Upon accepting the award the recipient must then pass it on to five more blogs of note. A way of introducing other bloggers to the blogs they enjoy." 

There you have it.  Now on with the terms and conditions : )

The acceptance conditions are :
1. Thank your award presenter on your blog and link back to him/her
2. Copy and paste the award to your blog
3. Present the Liebster Award to 5 blogs that you think deserve to be recognised.
4. Let them know by leaving a comment on their blog.
5. Have faith that your followers will spread the love too!

Here are a few of the blogs that I enjoy and think are worth your time to check out:

So go visit and say Hi!