Monday, December 26, 2011

Design Wall Monday - December 26th

Hope everyone had a Merry Christmas.  I certainly did.  The last week was a shopping and wrapping frenzy around Life in Pieces.  Manic sewing was also well in evidence as can be seen in my late bedtimes on a few nights last week.  Thankfully, I did "finish" two Christmas gifts during those late hours.  The last two borders were added to the Geisha quilt so I could at least wrap a finished top up for my niece. 




My niece was thrilled with the top.  I'll get the back assembled this next week, then get it off to Trudy for quilting. 

I finally got the binding on the Flurry quilt about noon on Friday.  Leaving me just enough time to get photographs before it was wrapped and loaded up in the car as a gift for one of my sister-in-law's. 


She liked her gift as well.  She likes both the front and back.  My Guy and Kiddo like the back of this quilt better than the front. 



Trudy quilted this using holly leaves and berries along with a few snow flakes here and there. 


Trudy did a wonderful job as usual. 

The only thing left on the design wall is the Fat Quarter Stars Quilt Along, but I've not made any progress on that this week due to the aforementioned manic Christmas sewing. 

I'm off this next week and have plans to do some sewing room clean up and reorg, along with some significant piecing.  To see what everyone else has been up to, check out Judy's Patchwork Times for more design walls. 

12 comments:

  1. Saw your work on Judy's blog and hopped over. Your finished Present Quilt is really nice and the back is so clever. The Geisha quilt is really beautiful too. You must have had some late nights. Great Job.

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  2. Oh my gosh, Kate -- I love the back of your Flurry quilt, too!! The front is definitely nice, but the back ... WOW! And I'm sure your niece was thrilled with the Geisha quilt -- it's gorgeous! Happy Monday! :)

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  3. I LOVE the back of the quilt. That is so creative and adorable!!!

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  4. I love the geisha quilt. I've always wanted to make a quilt with some large scale oriental prints.

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  5. I'm glad the recipients were pleased with their gifts. I like the back and the front - it makes it totally reversible and versatile.

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  6. I'm ashamed to say my Flurry Quilt is still sitting in my unfinished pile . Your version looks fabulous.

    The Geisha quilt looks terrific too!

    Im planning some sewing and re-organising this week too (if I can convince Mr. P to put my shelves together today !)

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  7. You got a lot done! Good for you! Maybe since there won't be any grandbabies coming our way next Christmas, I'll have more time to spend in my sewing room next year! Everything looks great!

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  8. The Geisha is stunning! Funny how popular the gifts quilt has been -- but yours is the most unique back I've seen. What a great idea!

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  9. My Flurry quilt is still waiting for the backing to be made. Yours looks beautiful. I love both the front and the back. Your design for the back is perfect.

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  10. Love the pressie quilt and the back is pretty special too. And that Geisha quilt can come over the ocean and find a home here if they get tired of it.

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  11. These are stunning, Kate. I love, love, love the back of the present quilt. Just adorable. Good job!

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  12. The quilts turned out great - the back of the presents quilt is adorable.

    liz

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