Monday, November 22, 2010

It's a Christmas Quilt!

Another UFO bites the dust. This Christmas quilt was started two years ago (blogged about here). Since I seem to be in "finishing" mode, I decided it was time to bring this one back out and finish up. This makes finish #2 in the last month or so -- I know, where's finish #1 you say. You'll just have to wait till after Christmas to see a picture of the completed project. There have been some sneak peaks posted here awhile ago.....

Check out the pillowcases that match the border of the quilt! I used the leftover border fabric for them. As usual, I backed this with nice, cozy flannel and used wool batting -- my favorite combination for a quilt. It's nice and cozy and just in time -- we're having unusually cold, and snowy weather here in the Pacific Northwest.

I quilted it with an allover meander with loops and holly leaves.

And here's what it looks like outside! A certain Spotted One isn't too crazy about the cold weather and has spent an awful lot of time just staring out the patio door.....have I mentioned that he's a weather wussy?

Friday, November 12, 2010

The Spotted One Says....

....Vote for me!

Quilting Gallery is having their weekly contest. This week it's pets. The Spotted One, Arlo, all wrapped up in his quilt is asking for your votes. He says "don't let those silly cats beat out a handsome, smart, dog like me. Please vote for me." Perhaps the suggestion of treats from the magic cookie jar might or might not have had something to do with this......