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Monday, December 17, 2012

Balm to Sooth My Soul

Amid the terrible news of the tragedy in Connecticut this week, I first watched the TV for a while - in dismay and disbelief.  Then I headed to the quilt room and tried to sooth my soul.  Quilting is such a comfort when I am troubled.  How about you?

Here is a little wall hanging that I finished yesterday:


Kathie's blog, Inspired by Antique Quilts, (Here) has a beautiful little quilt in her header (lower right side) and I loved it when she first made it.  (There are some blogs out there where I like everything they do;  Kathie's blog is one of them.)  I made my own version quite a while ago, but didn't finish the binding until just yesterday.  Thanks Kathie for allowing my to copy your version.  Mine is 12 x 12 in. and I put triangle hanging corners on the back, so I can hang it on the wall in December. The hst's are 1 inch, and the border is 3 in. on each side.

Today is design wall Monday, and also Quiltville's Easy Street Mystery linkup, so I have something to show for both sites:

Here's the Easy Street parts up through Part 4, and I have no clue what it will all look like when it is finished.  But that's the fun of a mystery!



You can see what the other peeps are working on at Bonnie's post: (Here)

Another picture of just Part 4:



On my design wall is a Barbara Brackman suffragette  block.  She is posting one a week at this site: (Here)  I have two more to make to get caught up with this project.
Bride's Knot for Invisible
Women
I love design wall Monday, and like to see what other's are working on.  If you want to see what others have on their design walls, go here: Patchwork Times

We are entering the last week before Christmas, and I hope you take some time to sooth your soul in your quilt room.  Merry Christmas!



18 comments:

  1. Hey, great minds think alike. I am also doing Barbara Brackman's Grandmother's Choice. You can see mine at adamsmaryellen.blogspot.com/. I love your Christmas colors, too.

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  2. Great color choices!! That will be very Christmasy!!

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  3. Beautiful little quilt and block.

    Kathie is a great inspiration and has a fun blog - I enjoy following her too.

    Thanks for sharing -

    Judy

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  4. love your choice of Christmas colours for the mystery. I am also doing Barbara's BOW in purple, white & Green - the English suffragette colours.

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  5. We also turned off the tv until last night's gathering, which was very moving....I have also gone into my sewing space to calm myself down after this horrific day--I still cannot wrap my mind around this...
    On a happier note, I love your colors for Easy Street; I am staying with Bonnie's choices except I don't have much purple--so may switch to pinks--we'll see. Have a good holiday Julierose

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  6. gorgeous fabrics, lovely quilts and that block is a WOW! I am a person who has to creative things to find balance and peace in my life too. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

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  7. Great fabric choices for Easy street...and a wonderful little quilt!

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  8. I'm so excited to keep checking on your Christmas color fabrics for Easy Street... it's going to be fabulous!

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  9. Delicious fabrics in the Knot block!
    Am so looking forward to seeing the christmas fabrics when assembled.
    hugs, Sharyn

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  10. I love the fabrics you're using in Easy Street!

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  11. Your Easy Street Christmas fabrics are so yummy! And I agree, this mystery has been such a stress-buster for me too, especially this past weekend, I cried all day Saturday and decided to just start doing something productive so started sewing and quilting - you're right, it is such a soothing balm for the heart and soul ;-)

    Looking forward to seeing your Christmas mystery surprise come together,
    ~Deb

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  12. I totally agree with you about Kathie!! I love your Christmas variation of Easy St.

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  13. Thank you!!! The little quilt was inspired by an antique quilt ,much larger that I saw in a book , and Ann Hermes made one small, I just had to make one too! Its one of my favorite quilts.
    yours came out amazing love your fabric choices!!!!
    some day I will make a large one for our bed.
    maybe 2013 will be the year.
    your easy street is so fun, love the fabrics your using.
    kathie

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  14. Ooooo... you're making a Christmasy Easy Street! ♥ it!

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  15. I just found your blog while looking at your finished East Street blocks this week. I love your blocks and have become a follower. I am not the quilter you are "yet" but I love looking at other's beautiful quilts and getting ideas.
    Edie

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  16. Great colors for the mystery. So different from any others I have seen.

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  17. Love love love your Easy Street fabrics. The mini looks stunning with the extra wide border. I love making minis too.

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