Monday, December 8, 2014

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas!

This week, I completed the quilt top for Lori's little quilt-a-long, called "Cascadia".  Here's my little doll quilt top before basting and quilting:

It's made up of 1" squares, and they were so much fun to work with. The quilt top measures about 17" square.   I have lots of thirties squares left over from this quilt, and will have enough to make another one with 1" squares, as I like the cheerful look of the old fabrics.  I think I will bind this one with red cherries fabric:

Binding will be from Moda, "30's Playtime by Chloe' Closet.  I love cherries, and it goes with the 30's fabrics in the little quilt.  I hope to have it quilted and bound before Lori (Humble Quilts) does her little quilt link-up soon.  If you'd like to make the quilt, her instructions are on her blog  (Here) (search the blog for the quilt name, Cascadia).

My last post was about little doll quilts with the letters "H" and "O" on them, spelling out HO, HO, HO (Here) .....and I haven't found where the idea for this quilt originated.  I like to give credit where credit is due....I saw the idea on Kathie's blog, and she said she got it from Barb....I saw this picture and words on Barb's blog:

"I received the top and backing for this fun little quilt from my friend, Diane, of Persnickety, a couple of years ago. I know she had some help from mutual friends, thanks friends! I decided this was the year to quilt it up. Isn't it a great graphic little quilt?"

Well, I then searched Diane's blog (Persnickety) (Here) but didn't find any mention of it.  So I am giving up on trying to find the source of this pattern.  I hope whoever made it up won't mind other people copying the design.  I like my two little doll HO HO HO quilts. 

I had a talk with Santa a week ago and told him how good I've been this year.  

I hope he visits our house!  He's already given us one early Christmas present.  Our favorite college football team, Michigan State, is going to play in the Cotton Bowl on New Year' Day, and since we will be in Texas in early January to see our daughter and her family, we will be going to the game.  Baylor fans will probably be in abundance, because they are from Texas, but we will be at the game, cheering for our Spartans.

Design Wall Mondays linkup at Judy Laquidara's blog (Here)


Rebecca in AK said...

I love how your Cascadia quilt turned out! I had hope to join in but have been too busy finishing up Christmas quilts.

Quilting Nonnie said...

I love your Cascadia quilt. The colors are very pretty. I'm near the end of mine. It was a lot of fun! The HO HO HO quilt made me laugh...and made me want to make one!

Lori said...

I think your Cascadia is the first I've seen in 30's prints. Its perfect!

Unknown said...

Love it-- you're just amazing!

Ruth said...

Your little Cascadia is adorable! Love the bright colors. Mine is all finished and ready for the link up. We went to the Cotton Bowl several years ago - I don't remember who played. It will be fun for you - good luck to your team!