Saturday, October 22, 2011

Christmas is coming???

It looks like Christmas is coming, whether I am ready or not. Do you feel more pressure to get things done when you realize that Christmas is only 9 weeks away??

I'm trying to get my ducks in a row and work on things that are to be Christmas gifts.

I wish you could see the black blender fabric on this quilt. It looks like lace and looks very pretty with this rose fabric.

I plan to use black batting to keep the unity of the quilt in case of bearding.

We've had a little bit of a cold snap here. Down in the 50's in the evenings. We even had a leaf or two that showed a little bit of color.

But we are still surrounded with this -

It's got to get a lot colder before we lose these pretties.

17 comments:

Stephanie said...

Pretty quilt. We're having a cold snap as well...34* this morning!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Great blender fabric, nice quilt. We have frost (again) this morning.

Pat / Silver Thimble Quilt Co. said...

Beautiful quilt!!! So elegant.

Pat

Impera_Magna said...

Love that black blender fabric... definitely adds a nice texture to your gorgeous quilt!

Getting nippy here too... but still have flowers blooming...

Denise :) said...

Only nine weeks? Gracious, I need to get moving!! :)

Bonnie said...

Your cold snap sounds warm to me. It was -1 Celsius this morning here with heavy frost on the ground and ice fog in the air. Your quilt looks beautiful!

Leslie McNeil of MarveLes Art Studios said...

Kinda scary to realize the weeks are in the single digits now til Christmas! a bit of a cold snap should get us crackin; huh?! Beautiful fabrics; love the design Jocelyn.

Linda said...

So pretty. I love the look with the black. It gives the quilt a very elegant look.

Barb said...

YOur quilt is just wonderful, love any quilts with black in them.

Sewconsult said...

UGH, I don't want to think how close we are to Christmas. I have a few gifts ordered, but none to be made started. Your quilt will be beautiful. Using the black batting is such a good way to go.
Beckie in Brentwood, TN

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

Very pretty quilt! Its getting cooler here too. Have a happy weekend!

Dena said...

Only nine weeks? Really? I haven't even started to prepare for the holidays.

Nice job on your quilt. I was able to see some of the detail of your black fabric in one of your photographs. Very nice!

Linda/Thistledown and Co. said...

Christmas!....I'm still getting ready for Halloween LOL
I really want to make some new christmas toss pillows this year and of course some stitched gifts too. Glad to see someone is getting in gear. Cute quilt!

Allie said...

Oh yes the pressure is on for sure....that table runner is just GORGEOUS, my dear, I can see the lacy effect in your second pic, truly stunning.
I don't want to hear about 50's in the evenings....we're not getting that high during the DAY, lol!!! Enjoy it!

Cyndi said...

Eeeks! Did you have to remind me just how close Christmas really is? I am SO not ready! That black and rose quilt is TO-DIE-FOR... just beautiful! I love that combination of fabrics.

Yep, my BIL in St. Pete has glorious Impatiens...I don't think his ever die! Yours are looking pretty great, too!

XOXO,

Cyndi

Jeanna said...

Exquisite quilt! I've never heard of black batting but what a great idea! Love your impatiens too. Have a great week.

Dani said...

LOL! "A leaf or two that showed a bit of color".... I call that DEAD! Dear Mrs. P, you need to come to Ohio and see a bit of color. :) Or better yet fly me down to Florida and I'll bring some pretty leaves with me for you to see. :) :) Love ya!