October 22, 2010

Adding the Ice

8" Quilted Snowflake
I've been quilting on the Christmas Quilt and I'm happy to say I finished up the snowflakes on the paisley print.  Thank heavens for my friend Vicki who shared her snowflake patterns with me.  I was able to scale them so I have my 4 large and then the 8 small ones. That just leaves the leaves as I'll be adding Holly leaves over the twisted  candy cane border.  Considering the actual shape of a Holly leaf I think it will be an easy thing to quilt.  I'm not certain if I will have one holly leave per each strip of green and red, or if I'll be skipping the red strip.  Any opinions?
4" Side Snowflake Quilted
  Just in case you wanted a reminder I took a picture of the full quilt as it is right now. I think this thing is getting heavier the more I quilt on it. Does any one else have that kind of complaint? I'm telling you I'm certain it wasn't so heavy when I basted it.

Christmas Hodgepodge Quilt in Progress
We're all ready for Halloween here.  Would you believe my daughter said she's wearing the Tinkerbell costume I made for her again this year?  I'm loving that.  Way to go Disney for keeping fairies the in thing to be.   In years gone by we have always painted, added fabric, and otherwise "enhanced" our pumpkin without actually craving it.  But as I still have a slew of pumpkin in the freezer from last year I didn't care what they did with it this year, so DD and DH decided to carve it. My favorite part is his lopsided smile.
Our Jack


stitchinpenny said...

Love the pumpkinand the snowflaake pattern. Keep on quilting!

QuiltSue said...

What a lovely friendly looking Jack! I love the quilting too, it's looking good.

Heather Landry said...

So cute Liz! Both the quilt, and the adorable pumpkin! Can you bake with the regular carving pumpkins or do you have to buy pie pumpkins? I've never tried!

Sand and Sunshine said...

You can bake regular jack-o-lantern pumpkins, but they are less sweet than a pie pumpkin so you need to keep that in mind when you're adding sweetener to things like pie.