Reindeer are essential

I’m baaaack. For a week or so, I was blocked out of WordPress. In the same time period I was overwhelmed with work-work, leaving no time to resolve my log-in problem. But Monday I finished the Canada quilts, I graded the last assignments for my college class students, and my work-work is gliding into holiday mode. These checkmarks finally freed up the space and brain-power I needed to resolve the technology issue. Suddenly, Thursday has come to a close and I’m all good.

While I was in WordPress jail, Cindy created some great holiday wall art, but I am thinking smaller.

My Santa gnome pattern from Rustic Christmas seemed to be begging for some wildlife, so I created a Rudolph paper piecing pattern because, well, what would Christmas be without flying reindeer?

Rudolph has officially joined the rustic Christmas quilting games.

Christmas Sewing

It’s Cindy reporting in from Ohio. Sandy’s been super busy sewing quilt tops for Christmas gifts. I’ve been doing some sewing and quilting, but on a smaller scale.

My daughter in law found this cute fabric and asked me to make a mixer cover and a table runner for their kitchen. The check fabric is the backing.

With the table runner project, I got to practice my machine binding skills. I turned the binding to the back of the runner and did a top stitch. I think I did pretty good, my sewing lines were “fairly” straight!

All ready to wrap and put under the tree!

Snowy Panel

Hi! Cindy here…reporting in from Ohio.

It’s snowing outside (brrr!) and it’s snowing inside too! I recently bought this David Textiles digitally printed snowman panel. I like the blue/grays and the red accent colors. Plus, this guy is so cheerful.

I added a 2 inch inner border, a larger outer border and a soft flannel backing in a snowflake print…totally easy straight seam sewing. Next, it’s off to Ms. SJ for quilting.

I hope I get it back in time for Christmas. If not, I know I will be snuggling with this quilt well into 2021.