Hi Ladies!

    I have not been able to get on the site in so long since I am a retail store manager in a girls clothing store so I went right from Back to School into Holiday! I want to say hello to all of you new ladies who have joined the group! Welcome! I look forward to getting to know all of you! With Christmas only 18 days away I am VERY backed up on my holiday projects! I have a list a mile long and haven't even started! Let's have a show and tell! Show us a pic, or 2 or 3 of your holiday projects and tell us a bit about it!

Talk to you all soon!

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This isn't really a holiday project, per se, but it is what I am working on this holiday season. This is a quilt that my step father commissioned from me to be raffled off to benefit a battered womans' shelter in Florida. I designed the top on EQ7 and pieced the whole top at a quilting retreat with my guild in October in 25 hours. The hats were machine embroidered by a friend. I have spent countless hours on the internet to find quilting ideas for this quilt. I finally have it all marked up for quilting and it will get basted tomorrow.


In my searches I came across Amy Johnson and her machine quilting with longarm rulers, and I am thoroughly intrigued! I ordered a special foot for my machine and a straight line ruler to start with and play with. If I can get good enough with this technique I might try using it a little on this quilt. If not, the walking foot will come out. I have a lot of feathers and stuff going on this quilt as well, and some stippling. I am anxious to get started on it because I told him I hope to have it done by the end of January. We will see.


I have other WIP's as well, but this one is the biggie for right now.




The picture was added as an attachment. I thought it would just add it to this post. Sorry for that.


Sue - This is not a whole holiday project, but I thought it goes with the theme!  This is my version of Snow Day, Block #509, from Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, Volume 6.  Block designed by Denise Russart.   I made it as part of a quilt for my youngest son.  He's picking all the blocks and all the fabrics.  Have a super day!


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