Tuesday, December 4, 2012

December Already

Where did the fall go?  I cannot believe that Christmas is just around the corner.  How are you all doing with your Christmas preparations?  I have most of my shopping done, but not all.  I was trying to get a couple of quilts done by Christmas, although they are not Christmas quilts or gifts.   For me, it is always best to have deadlines or I never seem to complete projects. 

I have a couple of pieced quilt tops to show you.   The one above is from the spring Quilt Camp held at Atlantic Fabrics in May 2012.   It is called Strips and Splits.  I love black and white quilts.

The Carpenter's Wheel quilt is from the Fall Quilt camp held just a couple of weeks ago.    I love the geometric patterns in this.  It is entirely pieced from half square triangles.

I started this next one more than a year ago, but showhow I lost interest.   I love nine patch quilts and this pattern is no exception.   I am determined to finish the top before Christmas. It is from a Moda Bake Shop pattern.  The pattern can be found here: http://www.modabakeshop.com/2009/10/sweet-menagerie-nine-patch-quilt.html

I am using a Moda Jelly Roll, Hemming House by Brannock and Petek.  These pictures are poor quality so it is hard to see the rich, beautiful colors.  The background is an ivory with a muted pattern.  You cannot see this in the picture.    I will take better pictures when I get this top finished.  Now to get all these quilted and given to their receipents!!!  I have always loved nine- patch quits and I do hope this one turns out as nice. 
I have also finished a few table runners and a new bag/purse.  Will show these sometime during the weekend when I have light to take better pictures.    It is dark when I leave for work and dark when I return.
I also got my Summertime Stars quilt back from my favorite quilter!  I will share this with you next time when I can get better pictures.




  1. Lovely quilts! Interesting blog name! I'm assuming that's Cow Bay just beyond Dartmouth.

    1. Yes, you are correct. I love where I live. Close to the city, yet it feels like rural living. Thanks for the comment.

  2. Love your black and white quilt. Very nice.