Thursday, December 23, 2010

Feeling a little selfish...

Well, it's Christmas Eve tomorrow and instead of crazily wrapping presents or baking from-scratch cookies for Santa, I started a quilt.  It's not even a gift.  It's for us to use.  I hope to have it finished to put under the tree with our Christmas Day goodies, but there are no guarantees.  Needless to say, I'm feeling more than a little selfish.  Especially because there are gifts that I need to finish for my family before heading home next week.  But, I keep telling myself that I will have time to sew those on Christmas day and on Sunday and even tomorrow.  And, I do.  But my mom taught me that before doing fun stuff, I should always make sure the stuff I need to do is finished.  In any case, I am pretty excited about this quilt.

I decided to do the Stacked Coins quilt from Joelle Hoverson's Last Minute Patchwork and Quilted Gifts.
I'm using some Anna Maria Horner Folksy Flannels I found at Quilt Home fabrics.  I'm almost reluctant to give out this info, because Quilt Home has so many gorgeous fabrics that are out of print still in stock, plus lots of new fabrics that don't sell out at the drop of a hat.

Anyway, I have all of my fabric for the quilt top cut and I'm sewing my coin stacks together.  I chose a white flannel for the sashing and border because I loved how it made all of the colors in Anna Maria's designs really stand out.  
For the binding, I'm going to use the same white flannel and for the backing, I have a gorgeous aqua fleece that I bought from Joann's.  The finished quilt is going to be sooo snuggly and soft and I am having visions of Nate, Pete, and I cuddling up under it to watch Netflix movies as a family.  I realize I sound slightly delusional and since it's Christmas, I'm okay with that.
My Christmas wish for everyone who reads this is that you are able to put your feet up and relax this year.  Thanks for reading and have a very merry Christmas and a happy new year.



  1. Footsie pyjamas! Oh how I miss my kids being small enough for footsie pyjamas.