No, it's not time for winter in Florida. "Time for Winter" is the name of the pattern I used for the wool table mat I just finished. Isn't the snowman cute? So roly poly! And most of the mat is made from recycled wool from thrift shops. The tongues turned out thicker than I would have liked as the darkest green is thick wool from a winter coat. The other greens I had just were not the right shade. The tongues have two layers of the heavier green, thus the thick tongues. And those tongues took about three times as long to make as the main part of the mat. Still, though, it went together fairly fast. I started yesterday evening and finished this evening. I did spend a good bit of time on it. I know I watched three DVDs yesterday evening while working on it. The pattern is from issue #62 of Quiltmania (the French magazine). The designer of the mat is Kathi Campbell from Heart to Hand patterns.
The blue green wool for the sky is from a ladies suit jacket. The green plaid for the ground is from a men's wool shirt. The black plaid must be a cashmere because it is so soft. It was from a man's suit jacket.
The magazine has some other patterns that I am interested in. I hope to make the cover quilt which is Jan Patek's "Rudolph & Co.". A couple other patterns hold some promise also. I have a subscription to the magazine. So far, I have only received one issue that did not have anything of particular interest to me. The subscription is a bit pricey compared to other quilt magazines here in the USA. I'm sure that has to do with delivery costs.
I added some glass to my collection. Some toothpick holders and a basket. I started collecting the toothpick holders about one year ago because they are small. I am running out of room for the glass baskets. I have taken an interest in the three swan toothpick holders and three of the new ones are those.
This will be my last post until we return from vacation. Hopefully I will have some new finds to show you at that time. Hope to hit a few favorite quilt shops on the trip. What's a vacation without a stop at a quilt shop? You know I need fabric!
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