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.

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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.

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.

SAL – block 1

Well it is finished – the first block in the Stich A Long called Long time ago in Bethleham.  I think it came up very well.  I like the back ground fabric as it works well with the colors.  I am now starting on the next wone which is called Kitchen sink camel.  I can’t wait till it is also finished as it has some very nice colors and interesting parts to it.

SAL – aka Stitch a long

Have you heard of the term SAL?  Well I hadn’t until I picked the christmas edition of Homespun.  Well while I was reading it, I found a lovely design that I liked.  So I slowly brought the fabric which was Moda Primative Gathering.  The pattern suggests white but I like the colors in Moda Primative Gathering as it looks like what the colors would be in the desert.  Then I got the cottons and cut out the first fabric and traced the pattern out and started to create the new pattern.  I’m a block behind and it is looking good.  It is called Long time ago in Bethleham but as I am sewing it I keep thinking of Bone M song.