Thursday, May 3, 2012

Christmas in the Garden

Believe it or not, I finally finished (oh, so much later) my sister's Christmas quilt!  Hallelujah!  

A close up of the binding.

The backing is a wonderful paisley print on fleece, but there is no batting in this one, so it's not overwhelmingly heavy.  I think she will enjoy it, and I'm glad to get it done.  I do hate to have things unfinished.  (So we won't talk about the other things that are not finished yet.  Okay?)

Note, also, the lovely tomato plant (that I need to tie to its support pole).  The garden is coming along nicely out there.  It's summer here now.  I don't care what the calendar says, it IS summer.  Early summer.  Not the brutal heat of later in the season, but still hot days and not-at-all-cool nights.  Ah, Houston.  Got to love it!  And I do.  I've lived here for over forty years.  As we transplants to Texas like to say, "I wasn't born here, but I got here as soon as I could!"

I'm also trying to finish the quilt I promised for an auction our young people at church are having to raise money for a trip they are taking this summer.  The top is pressed now.  Time to sew on the borders.  Moving right along!

I do hope you are having a wonderful day doing whatever pleases you most.

Hugs and kisses,


  1. What a great post!!! I totally dig the Christmas quilt - the backing is very pretty. What a great choice. I like how you placed it there with the tomato plant. Pretty pretty pretty.

    And gosh those photos of your work with the batiks is adds interest. I like how you did that. Nice work my friend. The composition and all that sewing, too.

  2. What's the problem? Christmas is months away. You are early for this Christmas :)
    Good to see it finished and looking wonderful. Love the backing fabric.
    And good luck with the batik quilt!

  3. And I see you put your new toy to good use on the Christmas quilt , both quilts look very nice, especially the snuggly Christmas one.

  4. Such beautiful quilts!! It was 106 here yesterday.......I must have missed spring...LOL

  5. You ARE moving right along -- I think you must be on steroids, you finish so many quilts! I can't believe your tomatoes are so big -- I'm hoping to plant a few tomorrow!

  6. Nice to see the Christmas quilt done. Great accomplishment. She will love it.


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