Wednesday, February 22, 2012

A COMPLETED WALL HANGING AND A FLIMSY

The second Saturday of February was the first Christmas Sew-Along.  I posted a picture of the "Merry, Merry Christmas" wall hanging I worked on that weekend.  Later that week, I did the quilting and binding.  Now I have a new addition for Christmas decorating.  In case someone wants to make one, a reminder that it is  a Country Threads pattern.

I completed the "Save the Whales" top.  When I showed the project on my blog earlier this week, I still needed to add the star section across the top and the borders.  The quilt is to be a gift.  I had in mind to make a wall hanging with the ship and ended up making a sofa size quilt with the addition of whales, stars, and the lighthouse.  The parts for the quilt came from Jan Patek's book "Oceans Aweigh".  I was asked where the book can be found.  There is still one used copy available on Amazon books.  I don't find one on E-Bay at the current time but do see one every now and then.


My good friend Dawn sent me a package with left over fabric pieces.  Good browns and reds to add to my stash.  And a delightful addition!

I have lots to do in the sewing room today.  I best get to it.  Stop back for another visit soon.
Karen

31 comments:

Janet O. said...

Very cute Christmas finish! I'm still working on Christmas quilts that didn't get finished in time for last year. It will be so nice to have them ready when the time comes and not feel under the gun to get them done.
Love the whale quilt--very nice job!
Lots of yummy fabric from Dawn!

Barb said...

the stars area great to finish to this wonderful quilt!
I love lettering on your christmas quilt!

Darlene said...

Merry, Merry Christmas is very cute!

libbyquilter said...

love your save the whales quilt top and hhmmmm . . . i think i might have that book . . .

:-)
libbyQ

Elzaan said...

Lovely projects! I like the save the whales quilt a lot.
Your Christmas quilt is gorgeous. I like it a lot.

Loris said...

Both of these quilts are so sweet! Had to burn a path to Amazon and order the one with the whales in it. You are such an inspiration!

Angie said...

Love both of these---you really are such an inspiration. :) Yummy fabrics from Dawn!

Doniene said...

Cute, primitive quilts!!! Always a treat to get fabric!!!

merumo said...

Amazing, you finished another loverly Holiday project? Very nice!!

Cheryl said...

Save the Whales is wonderful! And what a nice addition to your 'new' Christmas decor.

Janet said...

I love your Christmas wallhanging! Lovely scraps as well - a fun package to open I bet :0)

Anne Heidi said...

Your Christmas wallhanging is really sweet! And the whale quilt looks great :-)

Linda said...

Love the Christmas wall hanging! Save the Whales is darling too in a patriotic theme!

cucki said...

aww it is so sweet..
hugs xx

Jenny said...

I love your gorgeous wee Christmas quilt - it's perfect:)

Maureen said...

It impresses me when quilters work on Christmas projects all year round. Both quilts are charming. That top row of stars really says complete

Anne said...

Love your Merry Merry Christmas. So cute. Gonna have to go check out Country Threads. Good job!

Robin said...

The star border on the top really finishes it off nicely. Pretty pretty top.

Sharon said...

I was able to order the pattern on Amazon...thanks for the information! Love how both of your quilts turned out!!!

Sharon said...

What a cute xmas finish and it's only Feb! good for you. I sure like the row of stars on your whale quilt!

Allie said...

DARLING quilts! I laughed out loud that you started out making a wallhanging and ended up with a sofa sized quilt. It's fabulous!!!

Dawn said...

Love Merry Merry ;-)
Glad you can use the fabrics.
The whales are spectacular - someone very special will be thrilled!

QuiltSue said...

2 wonderful projects Karen. I love the Christmas one, and think the addition of stars on your Save the Whales is brilliant and really sets off the rest of the centre.

Melanie said...

Love those scraps---kind of hungry for Spring---Way too early---but the brown with little red flowers sings to me...make something pretty.

Cisca said...

Lovely quilts, I love the snowman!!!
I got nice scraps, you can't have to many.
Have a nice day, Cisca

Libby said...

*mmmm* browns and reds, always a lovely stash addition!

Carrie P. said...

YOu are so amazing! I just always love seeing what you have been up to.

Sharon said...

They both look wonderful!! Reds and browns are so cozy.

Carrie P. said...

Love the whale quilt! well done!

Mary said...

I have that same book! I started the whale block about 3 yrs ago...I love that pattern! Hugs, Mary

Su said...

Pensè que lo podìan enviar por PDF, pero no; una pena me encanta la navidad. Sale muy caro el envio.