Saturday, 31 December 2016

Godt nyttår! Happy New Year!!

Happy new year! All the best wishes for 2017!

Hugs and stitches from Anne Ida

Saturday, 24 December 2016

God jul! Merry Christmas! And Christmas Beauty

Wishing all my blogfriends a happy holiday!

The binding on my Christmas Beauty quilt was stitched down last night, and this morning it was popped in the washing machine. Unfortyunately the tumble dryer has gone on vacation, so at the moment it is flat drying on the floor:

Very happy my Christmas quilt is finished for Christmas

Hugs and stitches from Anne Ida

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Wordless Wednesday

Hugs and stitches from Anne Ida

Sunday, 18 December 2016

Sunday Sewing

The blocks are done, 80 buckeye beauty blocks = 960 pieces ...and I'm contemplating a pieced border... not really sure how I'm going to pull it together.

Today the plan is to get the top together:

Still hoping to have the quilt ready for Christmas - a bit nuts, I know 😉

Hugs and stitches from Anne Ida

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Looking pink

Making a bit of progress on my Christmas Beauty, and it looks like the star layout is here to stay.

But I have discarded some of the blocks. I really love the red and white check fabric, however it kind of looks pink from a distance:

A bit of an eye sore with all the christmassy reds that break towards maroon and orange. Much better without the check, but that means some block do-overs

Hugs and stitches from Anne Ida

Sunday, 11 December 2016

Sunday Sewing

My plan for the day went right out the window as the mood for sewing took over,

and I have made a bit of progress on my Christmas Beauty quilt. I quite like the star look, but have not quite decided on the layout:

This morning I pulled out my copy of the audio version of Jennifer Chiaverini's The Christmas Quilt to have as entertainment while stitching my blocks.

I'm enjoying re-listening to the story of the Bergstrom's past Christmas traditions. The audio lasts for 6h 30min, and Christina Moore did a wonderful job reading.

Hugs and stitches from Anne Ida

Saturday, 10 December 2016

Christmas Beauty

While tidying up some stuff yesterday, I found a pile of Christmas fabrics I hadn't cut into. Feeling my fingers starting to itch, but I don't have much time 'till Christmas...

Digging around my books and magazines for an idea, I came across a pattern for a Buckeye Beauty quilt - all four patches and HST's should be fairly quick and easy????

What is a Buckeye Beauty made from Christmas fabrics? A Christmas beauty, of course :-)

Happy quilting!
Hugs and stitches from Anne Ida