Monday, January 5, 2015

Christmas in January!

Today we are celebrating Christmas at our daughter's home in Corpus Christi, Texas.  We have been shopping this week, and wrapping packages.  I can't wait to watch the grandchildren open their presents this afternoon.

While on the road, Bonnie Hunter's Grand Illumination mystery quilt was revealed.  I was making this quilt for our son and daughter-in-law, as they were married at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island.  I am revising the way I put the quilt together, and the blocks will be as this one is:

The green and white sashing is gone - to be used in another quilt.  The new sashing is made of three red pieces that finish at 3 in. by 4 in. and the cornerstones will finish at 3 inches square.  The blocks will be set on point, and I am excited about the way it will look.  No more work will be done on it until I get back home next week.  I am going to meet with our son and daughter-in-law to offer to make them another quilt, or see if they like the one I am now making.  I do love the fun of working on blocks with others at the same time, but I have so many design ideas in my head that I usually change the finished quilt to something entirely different than what other's do.  I truly love Bonnie Hunter and hope she enjoys all of us and our many changes to her designs.  It's like herding cats to get us all on the same page, and it has proven to be impossible.

I am linking up to Bonnie's blog with all the other people who are working on the mystery quilt, and you can see their beautiful quilts (Here)

Since it is the new year, I am seeing many new year's resolutions online.  Here are my resolutions.

Things I'm Giving Up in 2015
  1. Trying to please everyone.
  2. Putting quilting projects off when they are 1/2 done.
  3. Doubting my quilting decisions.
  4. Criticizing myself and others.
Happy New Year to you all.  I hope you finish lots of quilts in 2015!  I'm linking up with Design Wall Monday's over at Judy Laquidara's blog (Here)


Ramona said...

Great goals! And I love your mystery block.

Andee said...

It will be a beauty!

Rebecca in AK said...

I really like your version of Bonnie's block! Have a wonderful time with your grandchildren!

Leah Rubin said...

Love the block, and love the resolutions! You're like my personal hero, lady! Love to you and Lloyd!

TLC said...

I love your changes and your list to give up in 2015!

Vireya said...

Love the changes you have made to the mystery, to make it your own. It should look wonderful on point!

Caroline Heinrichs said...

Something kind of tribal in your block. Love the choice of colors, its going to be a beauty.

traditional_quilter said...

Your quilt will be gorgeous! Your son and daughter-in-law will be sure to love when it's done.