Spotlight Angel

Just think about it – an angel up in the sky with a strong spotlight shining done on earth and moving along to guide a group of people to a special event yet to occur but predicted in a land far away.  I think it is cute. This is the ninth block in this serious and am starting to wish it would hurry up so I can have it finished before Christmas.  I think there is about 3 more blocks to go and looking at the finished picture there would be some another big one to finish in about a two week period – oh the challenge.  And I still have to finish my other quilts.  Well I’ll just have to get my act together.

Keep it down

Isn’t funny when you are trying to get a little bit of rest, everyone else has other ideas.  I feel sorry for the Inn Keeper in this picture.  All the sheep and people around would keep me awake as well.  Stitching the sheep was quite a challenge – I still don’t know if they really look like sheep but I am happy with them.  I found the star of Bethlehem very challenging – I wasn’t happy with it and unpicked it twice.  I’m more happy with the end result.  Bring on the next block…just please make it simple.

Mice Burglars

Wow, block number 7 now completed.  I can’t wait to the next one.  It was so nice to do one that was very quick and easy to complete.  I’m still finding the metalics a challenge to work with but love the look they give the finish block.  Oh would have thought that mice would steal the gold, frankincense and myrrh. Oh by the way, did you get this months Homespun?  Natashia has a lovely quilt in it which is a nursery rhyme theme. Its very cute…might have to find some more fabric for that quilt.  SHHH just don’t tell the children or I’m in trouble again.

Which Way???

I’m loving doing this quilt.  The idea of three men getting loss is very funny.  Each wise men look very beautiful but I found the wise man on the camel challenging due to the crosses on his robe.  The camel is meant to have the tassels on it but again I’ll wait till it is finished.  Now on to the next one…and finish some of the others that I haven’t been concentrating on.

Fabric for Long time ago in Bethleham

Well I orderd some fabirc the other day from The Quilters’ Store. The fabrics I picked fitted with the theme of the quilt.  They were Good tidings of great joy, Holiday favourites, Jingle all the ways and Tried and true all by Nancy Halvorsen, and the backing fabric was by Willow called Starlight Quilt backing in a lime color.  Now all I need to get is a purple that fits that theme and finish the quilt and I have a new quilt.

Block four completed….finally

I really like this block.  The thought that of a jazz band playing up in heaven is very cute.  This block used a lot of metalic cotton and it turned out very nice.  This block is one of the longest blocks in this quilt.  I was actually hoping to have it finieshed before the release of the next block.  Now to press it and put it in a safe place till I have finished all the other blocks.