Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas!

I've enjoyed several days of Christmas visiting, writing cards, baking cookies, wrapping gifts and attending our Gilmanton Community Church candlelight Christmas service. Felix roasted a huge turkey dinner that was marvelous. Even the weather gave us merry little snowflakes.
By the way, I WAS finally able to finish up the 700 wing triangles on step 5 of the Orca Bay mystery quilt and got started on step 6. I'm kinda running in the middle of the pack; not a super speedy finisher but not quite yet a turtle either.

What was fun for me was cutting up the red 2 1/2" squares for step 6. I got to break into my swap strips for that and the fabrics were so lovely that I risked becoming distracted just by mooning over them. But I picked one packet and CUT!
I made about a dozen of the positive and negative Ohio Stars in total and was very pleased at how they look. But my Quarter Square Triangles sure do need that sliver trimming on each side, so it builds slowly.

The one block that I did in the blacks that were just purchased from Keepsake had a very Christmasy look, dontcha think?
My favorite quilting Christmas present this year was one of Bonnie's earlier books that has Virginia Bound in it because that's on my bucket list. Thank you, dear Felix!

Matthew took the picture for me to be able to show you. Thank you, Matthew!


Elaine Adair said...

Nice to see you, Vic. You'll enjoy the book - I do. I have come to the conclusion that there is no rule that a person must MAKE a quilt from the books, it's OK to just sit and hold it, drool over it, smell it, and hug on it. 8-))

Nann said...

I think I recognize some of the red fabrics you're using in your Orca Stars!

Glad you and Felix had a nice holiday. (So did we!)

Helen in the UK said...

Great job on your stars, I'm still on clue 5 and I'm only making half quantities! Enjoy the new book :)

Art by Rhoda Forbes said...

Very interesting Ohio blocks and your Christmas present is wonderful.

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