Wednesday, November 23, 2016
The holiday season
It will be Thanksgiving tomorrow and even though this is not a celebration in France, I always enjoy this time of year and remember to be thankful for the people in my life, my family and friends who surround me in good and difficult times.
Thanksgiving also marks the beginning of the holiday season. This year I have decided to work on a small Christmas project to be in the atmosphere of the season. I have chosen a quilt by Jan Patek which is called Holly Jolly Christmas.
A red bird, stars, pine trees and Santa Claus, of course... this little quilt has it all.
I am halfway through piecing the top so having it handquilted and bound for Christmas is still manageable.
Yet, if I don't have time to handquilt it before Christmas, I still can use the top as a decorative item and quilt it later for the following Christmas.
It is a fun and lovely quilt to make and I balance my quilting time between handquilting a very large quilt and piecing and appliquéing this smaller project.
Happy Thanksgiving to you all ;-)