Christmas Rush Progress

Between beautiful fall walks on the farm and sewing on my #1 priority Christmas quilt project, I’ve been awash in color.

The ridgeline above the farmhouse
Country road, take me home (Thanks John Denver for some of the best lyrics of all time!)
Sunset from the top of the hill

The current string quilt project has really decimated my scrap strip drawer (yay), but has created lots of crumbs that I’m saving in order to salvage the 1.5″ squares that are still available (obsessive, I know!)

Mom has been saving me lots of time by performing all of the pressing duties for the string quilt. This queen sized quit is destined for her friend, so I know she wants to be part of the process. Together, we are a string quilt block making machine!

I’ll be adding a 1.5″ white border on the outside of the top, and already we created a piano keys outer border for the finishing touch. I think it will only take a day or two to assemble everything. I haven’t decided yet about the backing. I’ll have to consult with my assistant on that.

I hope Mom’s friend, a lover of riotous color, will be surprised by her Christmas gift and that is will keep her warm while she’s stranded in that nursing home.

3 thoughts on “Christmas Rush Progress

  1. piecefulwendy says:

    I think riotous, lovely, beautiful color is the theme of this post! I’d find excuses to be outdoors with all that glorious fall color! We have it around here too, but not right out my front door quite yet!

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