25 November 2019

Holiday Prep with a Side of Sewing/Quilting

It's beginning to look a lot like Thanksgiving.
The prep is going well around here and I'm looking
forward to the part where I kick back and do fun things.
Like maybe a puzzle in front of a cozy fire.

I'm still trying to squeeze in a little quilting here and
there because "all work and no play..." and all that.
I got the border--love how it looks--onto my quilt and then
tossed it onto my bed to see how much of the snowflake
fabric I needed add all around to make it big enough.
Instead I came up with other ideas.

I decided to add a row of small trees to the top part
of my quilt to allow for folding over the bed pillows.
Shams are pretty and all but I kind of don't like
messing with them--and I really didn't want
to mess with making them either.

I'm currently loading Snow on the Farm onto the frame.
I'm considering both of these pantographs for the
quilting but I haven't tried out either yet.  Both
are sure to be challenging which I think I'm up for.

But, when I look at those trees and snowflakes, I just see
wind blowing around and so I keep thinking this is the one...
but maybe it's because, deep down, I know it's going
to be easy.  And quick.   Thoughts?
I'd love to have this done before Thanksgiving but seeing
as how we're on the homestretch here with only a few days
till THE day, I know better than to stress myself out
so I might as well give up on that idea right now.
And, there are some things more important than quilting.

I hope everyone enjoys some wonderful time with family!
Happy quilting and happy Thanksgiving!

And please pray for all travelers out there, especially
my cadet who's already running into some scheduling issues.
 <big cringe and sigh>


Joyful Quilter said...

Love how your quilt turned out. Great idea for the pillow tuck. I'm not a big fan of pantographs, however I do like the swirls - second choice is the snowflake one. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Needled Mom said...

I like the idea of the added row instead of shams. I vote on the swirls over the bowmen.

Debbie said...

A third vote for the swirls. The other is adorable but those small details take time and in reality....few people notice the effort. I try to do intense quilting on solid tonal type fabric to show it off. The quilt looks great too. Have a very happy =Thanksgiving!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

I like the swirls best. Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy your cadet.

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