Saturday, October 16, 2010

I LOVE this QUILT!

Wow, what a storm that was!  A regular old Nor'easter except it came from the Southeast...go figure!  Our gazebo died as a result :(  the wind literally crumpled the metal bracings.  Very sad....I love my gazebo and we spend a tremendous amount of time in it from May to October.  And wouldn't you know, the clearance sale on those things was a couple of weeks ago! LOL!  

If you haven't seen this book yet, then you have to run out and check it out!  I love it!  I want to make every single pattern in it!  It's called Tis the Season by Shelley Wicks and Jeanne Large from Martingale Company.  My heart twitterpated (new word from Kim's Big Quilting Adventure-thanks Kim!) when I saw the cover quilt.

  And, in my spare moments the past two weeks, I whipped it up LOL!  

I LOVE THIS QUILT!  It's so merry and bright..almost like a Christmas song! LOLO!  The applique is all fusible so it wasn't a hard quilt to do.  I can't wait to get it quilted and up on the wall for December!

I think I've reached the limit for fall pincushions.  I made 10 total with a fall theme and I think I will take a break from them but I definitely see some snowmen and snowflake ones in the future :)
The bottom pumpkin one is a free pattern from the Falloween blog hop a week ago...not sure which designer, darn it, but I loved making it! And I only have 4 pincushions left.  Some one asked me why I use so many pincushions...well, I don't really use them all as pincushions.  I use them as decorative accents in my home.  They sit nicely next to something else and bring a warm cozy feeling to my rooms.  And something about wool just makes people want to pick them up and touch them!  A tactile treat for the senses!  

I can't believe no one has contacted me yet to tell me I won something in the Fall into Fall giveaways! LOL! I, mean, I entered so many of them!  Just kidding!   Happy Stitching!

21 comments:

Cathi said...

Love, love, love that quilt!! What a great Christmas quilt!
Sorry about your gazebo -- we kept hearing about the weather bomb that was about to hit the east coast.

Jandi said...

That quilt is fabulous! I am sorry to hear about your gazebo! Hopefully you will be able to replace it.

Jamie in Louisiana said...

Love the Christmas Quilt! Strange weather here down south too, BEAUTIFUL! We usually have hot weather and it is just right. I always enjoy visiting your blog. Take Care.

Shakerwood said...

That quilt looks great! May have to check into that one myself. Wouldn't that applique look great in wool?! Nice job. . . .

Brenda said...

Love the quilt and the pin cushions. I did download the free pattern but still looking for the right orange wool.

WoolenSails said...

I love that quilt and the fabrics you used, I want to make one. I checked out library and no copies, so will see if jo anns has a copy and I can use a coupon.

Debbie

paulette said...

I LOVE THAT QUILT!! So sweet! And your pincushions are adorable!! You have been sew busy!!
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quiltingnana said...

that quilt is so great....and the pin cushions....your talent is showing!

Quilt Hollow said...

Nobody contact me about a win either. LOL
I could easily see those pincushions in MY old wooden bowl for display. Hee!!!
Great Christmas quilt!! You whipped that up?!! Dang girl!!

Mary Lou Casada said...

Oh man, are those little stockings just the coolest thing!? I'm not much of a Christmas quilt person per se (everything in my house is already red and green! LOL), but I really, really like that one!! :-) and the Pumpkins are so wonderful!! I keep resisting wool projects, then I see your pincushions and just sigh! :-D You'll make me a "wool-ite" yet! LOL
Blessings,
Mary Lou

Sherrill said...

I'm the same way about that book--want to make EVERYTHING in it! But not doing as good as you. And LOVE those pincushions..I printed out the pumpkin pattern and there it sits. No one's contacted ME about a win either...WAAHH!! LOL

Shellie said...

I love your quilt (and the book!) It's beautiful and your applique looks fantastic! :)

Wendy said...

I've seen that quilt made up and it's fantastic and yours looks great. I love pincushions as well and don't really use them. I'm almost finished the pins and needles pumpkin.

an encourager said...

Gosh, lots of fun sewing at your house!!! I could see one of those darling pincushions on my mantle. I might have to get busy! (I'm sorry you didn't win in the giveaway!)

Sue said...

Very cute quilt! Thanks for sharing the information on the book. I'd love to make a quilt like this.

Stray Stitches said...

Love the quilt!! Now you are ready for Christmas. Your pincushions are adorable.

Crunchy Diva said...

your trip sounds lovely & the shop heavenly. love the fabric you bought.

those pin cushions are adorable & your right that christmas quilt is very bright & cherry.

Barb said...

what a great christmas quilt - I can see why you love it.
pretty pin cushions!

Kim said...

Cute and fun quilt. Love that! And those pincushions are just great and I really like the idea of tucking them in here and there as decoration. Good idea! I have a wool stash in need of a few projects, guess I should follow along with some of the blog hops, too. :-D

quilter47 said...

Just saw the pincushions on Pinterest and love them. What a beautiful job you did. Where can I find the pattern for the long fat one on the bottom? Thanks, sheila

Beatrice said...

Hello, very nice pincushions!
I think the free pattern for the "long" pumpkin one is here:
http://whimsicals.typepad.com/whimsicals-threads/2010/10/-free-project-day-.html
Beatrice.