(1) trees becoming leafy again
(2) getting caught up in a project
(3) talking to yourself
Hi everybody, and look! We have a 51st follower, hi there Terri!! I think I agree with Wanda that when the "shadow people" follow, blogger makes them go to the end of the line. Like a shadow. You know. So... that mystery's solved!
Thanks everybody for your comments on my ufo yesterday. Marcia, I'm glad you got the package and I look forward to seeing how you and your mom finish it. Actually the 12 blocks I made are enough for a throw size if you add a couple borders.
This is the fabric I plan to use for borders on my Christmas quilt:
As you can see, it's the same as the 1" pieces between the panels. My dilemma is what to do for another border? I was thinking to frame the whole piece with the skinny strips, then place a solid color next to that, then a wider border of the stripes for the outside. Right now I'm too tired to think about it.
Someone suggested using paintsticks for Mary's head wrap; I've never used them before but a member of my guild uses them beautifully. Perhaps she can give me some guidance, lest I ruin the panel.
I didn't have a pattern or any kind of guideline when I made this quilt; it's sort of the way my mom used to cook - some of this and that, and whatever else looks or "feels" right. I decided on possible scenes I wanted to show, then I found pictures of things to pull them together. There were other possibilities that I didn't use - the three kings, Joseph leading Mary on the donkey, a single bright star, animals in the stable - but my layout was based on the amount of real estate I had for the piece.
So basically I got a general idea of the entire quilt (ashamed to admit I didn't sketch it out first!) then made the applique to fill out the panels. The shepherd did come from a pattern, though. So, that's the story of The Story of Christmas!
Sew forth and sew on til later...