Monday, February 11, 2013


A nasty "bug" finally caught up with me this week.  It started with a sore throat on Wednesday, and by Sunday morning I was in full head cold mode, with coughing, stuffy head, fever etc.  Dh went to the pharmacy topick up some cold and sinus medication to make this more bearable.  I know that a cold has to run its course.  I've been keeping at my quilting each day - it helps to take my mind off how I feel.  I've been careful to work on "easy" projects, since my brain is a bit foggy!

This is the first of 3 Christmas quilts all from one panel.  St. Nicholas is the largest of the three.  I had fun quilting it, and added dark gold blanket stitching on the four stars in the corner blocks.
 Santa Jumps Over the Moon, was the next part of the panel.  I outlined the letters forming "Welcome" with black rayon thread, then added some metallic dark gold to the moon and stars to add some sparkle.  I found enough pieces of dark green plaid to form the binding, hiding in my 2 1/2 inch strip bin.
 The final part of the panel was just the row of houses with the dark red and green frame.  The words were printed on the panel, so I carefully cut the pieces the same width as the house panel, then made the red and green pieced strips to set them off.  I machine quilted the holly vine with berries in the open area below the saying.

Now I can put these away to use as Christmas presents, or to donate to my guild.  It only took 20 years, but I've finally made a yard panel into 3 nice wall hangings!

Check out all the creativity at Judy's blog, Patchwork Times. 


  1. Those are really cute, Susan! I hope you feel better very soon; I know that bug can be exhausting.

  2. If you have/had a fever it may not be a cold. It could be the flu.

  3. Those panels are great. What a great way to get a jump on Christmas 2013.


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