Here it is all together! This is my Christmas quilt and hangs in our dining room during the holidays. It is so nice, bright and cheery and I think, quite elegant.
This quilt (or the original) was designed by Robert Callahan for McCall’s Quilting. I didn’t use all his original blocks … it is not too often that I copy a pattern exactly as designed ….and in this case, some of his blocks were not to my liking. So, this is my variation of his Album of Memories. The finished size of this quilt is: 89-1/2" x 89-1/2"
Plans for 2009
I stopped making New Year’s resolutions a very long time ago. Why? I don't know, just decided one year not to. Instead, I just try to be a better person in every way and hopefully my little contribution makes the world a nicer place to live in.
For 2009, there will be less of my participating in swaps. I have enjoyed being in the midst of creating something to send to the other side of the world, but this year will see me spending more of my time concentrating on finishing my projects and designing and making quilts for me.
It was a great boost for me to sign up for Finn’s and Peg’s UFO finish challenges. I didn’t get as much done as hoped; but am very happy with what got finished.
This past year, I have been thinking seriously of entering a quilt in one of the major quilt shows and could this be the year that I finally just ‘do it’? We’ll see …..
So …. for 2009 ….. what will I show you on this blog? There will be quilts, for sure! :o)
Have a great day and a Happy New Year and all the best in 2009!