The wonderful thing about holidays spent at home is the increased amount of time set aside to do what I love AND still spend time with the family. It's a win-win situation. Aside from sewing up a storm, I finished all my Christmas shopping, all Christmas decorations are up with the assistance of my two little elves, and the Thanksgiving meal was a success thanks to a local Chinese restaurant down the street. Yes, you read that correctly. Thanksgiving dinner in my house is Chinese takeout...I love me some vegetable fried rice. This tradition might look a bit different if we actually lived close to family (and turkey was on my list of things I love to eat), but that's just not the way it is. As a full-time working mother of 2 very spirited children, I choose the easy route of reducing stress and not cooking. Happy Thanksgiving!
Lets get back to all that sewing I was able to accomplish. I finished two quilt tops and a quilt back. That's success if I do say so myself. The first quilt top I finished was a scrap busting project I was determined to finish. This quilt probably won't be touched again until after Christmas, but it was fun to put together. To see how I came up with the design, check out my previous post.
I'm thinking a white and black print for the backing and a solid bold color for the binding. What do you think?
The second quilt top I finished is a broken-chevron pattern. I'm not sure on the correct name of this pattern, but it was fairly easy to assemble. I've seen a few of these online and easily figured out the measurements myself.
The back for this quilt top is finished as well, and I'm waiting until I have the back for my garden lattice quilt top finished before I throw myself a basting party in preparation for quilting. The quilting for this quilt and the garden lattice quilt has to be completed before December 19th, which is completely doable.
Somewhere in there I also have to make a table runner and a decorative pillow for a silent auction. Wish me luck!