The second reason for Christmas in October is this great sampler quilt that Gwen made for her daughter. I love samplers because you can play around in each block like a whole new quilt. I added holly leaves in the sashing, some ribbon designs in the inner borders, and beadboarding in the outer borders with holly leaves in the corners. Gwen loved how it turned out - and so did I! (Glide thread, Quilter's Dream 70/30 batting)
|Christmas Sampler - "hang time"|
|Christmas Sampler Block - close up|
|Christmas Sampler Block - close up (this block was a little 'poofy' so I had to give it some extra quilting to make it lay flat . . . and it worked just fine!)|
|Christmas Sampler - more close ups|
|Christmas Sampler - close up|
|Christmas Sampler - sashings, inner borders, outer borders|
Gwen is also expecting a grand-baby in the near future, so she put together this cute little flannel quilt for the new addition. Freehand hearts and loops in the centre, hearts in the inner border and double bubbles in the outer border - Glide thread - Lemon Ice . . . so nice!
|Flannel Baby Quilt - "hang time"|
|Flannel baby quilt - close up (I need to work on my corner transitions!)|
|Flannel baby quilt - back|
What's on your Christmas list? I want a copy of Jian Gomeshi's new book (well, only book as far as I know) titled 1982. So if anyone's looking for ideas . . . .
Don't forget - Little House Creations will be closed in 6 weeks and re-opening for all your quilty pleasures on March 4, 2013.