Sunday, November 09, 2008

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas . . .

I finished my mini Christmas quilt tonight. I pieced the quilt last year. I did the big stitch quilting on it last month. Today I added snowflake buttons in the border and added the binding. The finished quilt is a little smaller than a fat quarter. The pattern is from Lori Smith's Fat Quarter Quilting: Four Fabric Quilts.
Here is a close-up photo of the white snowflake buttons I sewed in the border.
There are 12 of them around the quilt.
I'm happy I've finished this little quilt as my Christmas Cactus is about to bloom.
Won't this be a gorgeous photo in a day or two?
While I'm on the topic of Christmas, please visit Hanne's blog. She is having a giveaway for a Christmas tote bag she designed. Wouldn't it be fun to go Christmas shopping with this bag on your shoulder?

DIL and I are going to branch out from making quilts into making other items for the baby (and maybe for us, too). On Tuesday we are going to hang out in Jo-Ann's after I get off work to get some ideas. I can't wait!
Sweet P

7 comments:

Brenda said...

You did an amazingly beautiful job in every aspect of this quilt! It does look fabulous with your Christmas cactus. Have a great time at JoAnn's.

sewnut said...

That is a very nice mini quilt. You did a great job.

Candace said...

Adorable little quilt. It looks perfect under your Christmas Cactus.

Libby said...

I think we are all getting the itch to get those Christmas projects rolling. Love your little quilt - it's the perfect festive touch for the cactus.

Shasta said...

What a pretty piece. It looks great with the cactus. You certainly are ready.

trashalou said...

Very pretty. I am blog-hopping my way through Chookyblue's SSCS list to see who else is playing.

Kim said...

your quilt is adorable :)
For the cactus- look for the foil for decorating the pot...I had one from my grandmother that was a monster in size and probably 30 years old- it died a couple years ago and i cried feeling i lost a piece of her after all these years after her death. Mine isn't ready to flower yet :(