Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Okay - it's a compromise. I spent the morning finishing up the quilting on this top. Now I can move on to a new project . . . completely guilt free.I pulled out this book by Blackbird Designs last week and leafed through all the projects. There are several in here that I really like, but this Christmas one is the one I think I favor the most. Okay, I know I'm probably rushing the season just a tad. But honestly, I have been thinking about an Easter quilt project for some time now. That's right, thinking about it. With two weeks to go, it's still in the thinking stage. Time to move on.
The thing that I really like is I can make this quilt completely from my stash. There are plenty of blacks in this little pile and the reds and greens will be even easier to find - they are in abundance around here.
Okay, I'm off to press and cut. If I start now I might have it done by Christmas . . . of this year.

18 comments:

Screen Door said...

Good for you! While it holds the reds and greens, I don't think it screams Christmas. Drape it next to a red pot of Geraniums and it will sing 'Summertime...'.

Fiona said...

A woman after my own heart, I am thinking of an autumn quilt at the moment, what's the betting that I'm still thinking afer Christmas. The Christmas quilt looks fun to make whatever the time of year.

Abby said...

The quilt top looks great. I have been wanting to try that pattern but first I must complete my star patches.

Belém said...

The quilt top is just wonderful. I'me sure you will finish your Christmas quilt before Christmas (and a lot of other quilts too).

Carol said...

Your quilt looks wonderful...that Christmas quilt is just beautiful. We were lucky enough to have Barb and Alma's quilt hang in the shop for a while...you are going to love doing it...love those blacks you've pulled.

Rabbit Stitchings said...

your quilt you finished is great! the new one is just reallllllly neat, like it lots.... cant wait to see that.. I think that could be a year around quilt not just christmas :)

Angie said...

I love your quilt that you just finished! And your new project will be a wonderful Christmas quilt...is it EVER too early to start a Christmas quilt??? LOL

Patti said...

Now is the perfect time to start a Christmas quilt! You have lots of time to get it done. I just love all the stuff that Alma and Barb design. You've got a great stash of blacks there - this will be a stunning quilt.

Darlene - Dazed Quilter said...

Oh that finished quilt is wonderful. I love the borders!

Getting started on Christmas is a great idea!

Judy said...

Such a pretty quilt. All your quilts are so pretty! I must collect blacks. I never even think to buy them and I don't know why. Wonderful design, and it should take no time to get finished.. not too many pieces at all! But quite stunning!

meggie said...

Ilove your quilt! Good luck with the little quilt.
I have a rabbit that I should complete as a little wallhanging for Easter... it might get done.

joyce said...

Your quilt top looks great. Nothing like getting a head start on the next one either.

The Calico Cat said...

Nice quilt top! I can't wait to see that scrappy black quilt. Love that selection of blacks!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Yes! The Holly and Berries is so pretty... you DO have the most perfect fabrics, too! Can't wait to see this one. The quilt that you finished the quilting on looks great!

Diana said...

The new pattern looks really good. We all know how long it takes to get one of these done, starting now seems like a great idea!

Lois R. said...

Gorgeous! Both of them. I love the red cornerstones in the one you quilted. What a pretty pattern. And the blacks are going to be gorgeous in the one you're starting. Hmmm... I don't have any blacks... Maybe that's what my current quilt needs.. hmmm

Dawn said...

I always love your quilts! I love that plaid you used for border and sashing. And as I mentioned in the group I've always wanted to make that Holly quilt!

Quilt Nut said...

that is so beautiful!