Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year!

And what better way for a New Year to begin than by working on a quilt?  Remember I showed you these squares on my design wall the other day.  Well, yesterday I saw that Stephanie of A Ditchin' Time Quilts had posted her finished snowball quilt.  She had taken a class in Paducah from Kaffe Fassett, and had finished her quilt from that class.  You should go and see it.  It is gorgeous!  And then this morning I saw that Karen over at Lee Haven has almost finished her Alabama Beauty.  Wow!  Another gorgeous quilt, and these two smarties both did a lot of their work by hand!


This afternoon that little light went off in my head.  Hmmm....I had a lot of the same fabrics already up on my little design wall that Stephanie had used in her quilt.  Wonder if I have something that would look good for the snowball sides?  Of course I do.  Ah, stash shopping is the best!


I've added more squares to the mix and made a start right there in the center making snowballs.  Don't you just love it when someone else's creativity sparks yours?!  Blogging friends are such a blessing.  I love you each and every one, and I truly hope that 2011 will be your best year yet!  I know we've all faced challenges this year, but in my time zone - 2010 will be history is about twenty minutes.  Let's continue to encourage each other in this new year, shall we?

Hugs and kisses,

6 comments:

  1. Happy New Year to you, Saturday here first day of the New Year so I also sandwiched the quilt I have been working on with your beautiful squares, 2011 must be the blow the cobwebs away year. Yesterday was so hot 102f. today it is a cool 70f. so a lazy day.

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  2. It's beautiful! Happy New Year!

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  3. Hi Elaine, thanks for visiting and leaving a comment! I've just had a quick read through some of your posts and I really enjoyed them, so I'm looking forward to coming back for more. Do remember to visit again over the coming week, as I will be having a very special giveaway. Regards, Anne

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  4. Elaine, glad you had some inspiration from my quilt. It makes me feel good that my "cheeky" quilt turned out ok. I was a little worried when he called it that! This one is looking good so far. It looks like you are doing it the way Kaffe says to do it. I will watch your progress. Steph

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  5. I am LOVE LOVE LOVING this quilt!!!!! You've got my fingers twitching!!!! Off to look at the others.

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  6. Happy New Year, Elaine!
    It is nice to see your quilt in the making, and you are passing that inspiration on.

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