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 ;-)

Until later,

28 comments:

  1. Happy thanksgiving to you ( family) too !
    Lovely quilt from Jan Patek you to work on for the christmas time(s;o)

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    1. Thanks. Enjoy the holiday season, too :-)

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  2. J'admire ton joli travail sur ce superbe quilt de Jane Patek..... Que du bonheur entre le quilting de ton grand quilt et ce projet en cours pour la Noël....
    Joyeux Thanksgiving à toi aussi David....

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  3. It's a great quilt you're working on David, love it! Happy Stitching and Quilting :-)

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    1. Lovely quilt, indeed. I think we both enjoy our stitching and quilting time ;-)

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  4. un petit ouvrage pour varier les plaisirs ..il est trop prometteur et j adore Jan patek

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    1. Quand on quilte main, cela fait du bien de faire des pauses avec un tel ouvrage.

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  5. very nice little project to absorbe in holiday atmosphere!

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    1. It really helps to get the Christmassy feeling :-)

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  6. Oh, David, quilt is magnificent! I adore such colors! Looking on this quilt, feel approaching of New Year!

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    1. That's why I chose it ;-) Happy holiday season to you ;-)

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  7. It is a very beautiful quilt, David. Happy Thanksgiving!

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    1. Thank you. Happy holiday season ;-)

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  8. Je découvre Jan Patek, encore un petit moment de bonheur, jour après jour. Ce travail vous permettra d'avncer vers Noël en toute sérénité

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    1. La sérénité est ce que je cherche tous les jours pour tenter de freiner le rythme frénétique de nos vies.

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  9. Absolutely lovely! I'll have to visit Jan Patek's website and see what the entire quilt looks like.... maybe I can stitch one up by Christmas as well...

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    1. Sure you can!!! It is a quick stitch ;-)

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  10. Hello David! Just found your wonderful blog. I live at the top of the Chesapeake Bay but originally came from the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia. I grew up watching my grandmother make utility quits & hand tying them, & making our doll clothes. I hand & machine quilt. Must confess - I too used to be a handquilting snob lol! Just wanted to introduce myself & say how much I'm enjoying your blog. Thank you

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    1. Thank you for this little note and introducing yourself. Welcome to my blog. I am more familiar with the west coast as I have travelled extensively there. Hope to read you again on this blog. As for Yoko Sait, I hope you'll get a chance to see her quilts in person once. They truly are MAGNIFICENT!!! And this is an understatement! Happy holiday season.

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    1. Thank YOU to have taken the time to write it :-)

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  13. Un trabajo precioso, y unos colores preciosos, me gusta su combinación .

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