Just the other day I showed you some fabrics, with the promise that I would post pictures of the quilt in progress during the blog hop, ending with the finished quilt in my living room. I cut the strips and started sewing. Let's pretend that I finished it . . . here is what it will look like:
This is the Between Friends quilt that I fell in love with at the Bear Patch Quilt Shop. It's from my Happy Hour book. I actually do have some blocks done, but since I'm on my way to Buffalo in New York I can't take a picture of them - you'll have to take my word for it. It's gonna look really good in my living room because one of the walls is turquoise. Maybe even this Christmas!
Here's a Butterfly Trails quilt from Time Out Quilts on the turquoise wall - and a Stars and Strips quilt on the chair. This is not how my living room usually looks - picture it with the quilt rumpled up and a kitty napping on it.
Of course this is not my dining room table - you know my Christmas table has red Fiesta! It's from a wine/cheese/decorating event called "The Affair" that I went to a few weeks ago in Minneapolis. I accidentally stumbled upon the event because it was right next door to the Sewing Expo. They had a table decorating contest with elaborate themes. I love the dark brown tablecloth with the greenery and crystal.
Here's a Dr. Zhivago table - so wintry with the fur napkin rings.
This is more my style - a Happy Holidays runner with a candy cane/candle centerpiece - plus it looks great with my red Fiesta dinnerware!
A few years ago I got this great little lime green tabletop tree on sale. I've been collecting bright colored ornaments to go with it, but those ornaments may never see the light of day. My family is very traditional, and the kids threaten mutiny if I put this tree up. They want our traditional tree -preferably with the old fashioned big lights. I did get to use this tree in a picture for my Fat Quarter Fonts book - the quilt is called "I Spy Christmas" and I used a charm pack of Sandy Gervais fabric. My family suggested that I could get the book out and look at the picture any time I want to see my lime green tree . . .
Today is Roseann's special day to share a great pattern with you - and with the overload of creative juices that flow through her brain you know it will be wonderful!
I can't wait to hop to all of the other Cross Country Christmas blogs today to see how the other designers decorate with quilts during the holiday season!