Saturday, December 26, 2015

December Summary

Christmas is over and It’s almost a new year.  Things have been really busy but I thought I would take a break  and post a little about my month.

I did get this months block for the Shenandoah Valley quilt stitched.  Not my favorite block from the quilt but not a difficult one.

"Classic Santas" is finally quilted. This is a Sue Garman pattern.  I stitched the blocks years ago when I first started appliquéing.  It’s needle turn which I seldom do anymore.  If you are not familiar with Sue’s blog you should check it out here.  It is just full of wonderful pictures.

Finished up a couple of little Christmas gifts just in time to gift them.

I have also been working on the new Bonnie Hunter mystery “Allietare" from Quiltville.  

The first three clues are stitched but the 4th is waiting until after Christmas.  The fifth came out today so I know what I will be stitching this week.

I am also secretly hoping no one offers a free BOM applique quilt this year because I have no will power and I already have several that need finishing.

Here’s hoping everyone's  Christmas / Holliday was as wonderful and blessed as ours .


  1. Love the colors in your Applique block. Glad you got the Santa quilt quilted. It looks great!! I have not seen any BOM that out do what I have. Good thing, as I need to work on what I have.

  2. Nancy tu bloque es bonito!!!
    la colcha papa noel preciosa
    buen año nueno

  3. You used wonderful greens in your Shenandoah block. They add a lot of texture. So glad you got your Santa quilt done. It's marvelous. Can't wait to see what the mystery reveals. You've choosen great colors. It's hard to have will power when there are so many wonderful new ideas floating around.

  4. I am familiar with the Sue Garman Santa design but not one I have. It made a wonderful holiday quilt.

    Love the leaf fabrics you chose for this block. Not my favorite block to stitch but at least it is done though I ended up doing two blocks to get one I liked.

  5. May not be your favorite block, but I really like the finished product.
    That is a really great Santa quilt! What a lot of needle turning. : )
    I am always impressed that anyone keeps up with Bonnie's mystery during the holidays. Nice work.

  6. What great fabric you used for that block. I think I will use mostly batiks when I get back to my applique - love how it doesn't fray a lot. Love the Classic Santas - all of Sue's pattern are gorgeous. If you don't needle turn what do you do now? I would love to do Bonnie's quilts, but can't manage them during the holidays. Thanks for letting us know another part is available. I'll go down load it now. Happy New Year, Nancy.

  7. Love your Christmas Quilt. The Santa's are adorable. If you don't do needle turn applique anymore how do you applique. It is beautiful. Hugs

  8. Love you Classic Santa quilt! Nice colors. My New Years' Resolution is NO ON-LINE-BOMs this year.... Working on 2014 patterns only.

    Have a wonderful New Years!

  9. So you didn't hear about the new BOM over at Legend and Lace? lol Love your beautiful Shenendoah applique block. The fabrics are perfect!

  10. What a lovely tablerunner - a beautiful gift. I look forward to seeing your BH mystery blocks come together.

  11. Your Shenandoah block is lovely & so well done! Know what you mean about will power & those enticing BOM projects. Still quilting on Beyond the Cherry Tree and now trying to get to the Benjamin Biggs borders. Add in wonderful new applique books on the shelf and it is a recipe for being overwhelmed. In the meantime, happy stitching in the New Year!

  12. Your Mountain Laurel block turned out wonderful!
    I love your fabric choices.
    Classic Santa's is stunning, congratulations on finishing up the quilting.
    Lovely christmas gifts too.
    Your Bonnie Hunter is coming along nicely - your fabrics are really pretty for this project.

  13. I love your Shenandoah block, your fabrics bring so much life to it. It must gave been a great feeling to have your quilted Classic Santa in time for Christmas. Happy New Year Nancy!

  14. Your block looks great - and congratulations on finishing up the Santas! Next year you can enjoy it fully with none of the work behind getting it done! I know what you mean about monthly clubs - so tempting. I'm making decisions too - never enough time to make all the quilts we'd like to make!


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