Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Xmas Quilt and Visit From Marci

My Friend Marci, from Kansas City, came to visit me for 10 days. We shopped and shopped. We attended the San Diego quilt show, too. It was a nice show but not that big. It had some really nice vendors.

This is a picture of Marci as she is packing up her stuff to leave. She gave me that fat quarter that is in her hand. I am going to do a pink and green quilt some day.

Before she came here, she called and said we needed to make a quilt while she was here. We decided on an applique Christmas quilt by Piece of Cake Designs called the North Pole Village.

Hand applique was out of the question because of time, and we don't do the "A" word. We decided to use Steam a Seam 2 and fuse them. This is my quilt at this point. I have 3 blocks left to do. There will be a block that goes the width of the top that has Santa flying by in his sled and reindeer.

Marci's quilt is more like a Dr Seuss village. I should have taken a picture but didn't before she left. I am getting ready to go on a retreat with some friends so I am going to try and finish mine up then.


Becky said...

That is a super neat quilt. I haven't been brave enough to try applique yet. But love the looks they get!

Aida Costa said...

Such a neat pattern!! I love the idea of making it 'Dr. Seuss-like'. Love all those blue fabrics, too!

Maureen said...

That's so adorable. I enjoy doing that kind of quilting and usually can only justify the time away from my CQ projects when I give them away as gifts. Great Job!

FredaB said...

Hi Kerri

You will have to tel us about all your shopping trips when you have the time.

Your Christmas wallhanging is really cute. I made one a long time ago that I still hang on Christmas and it has santa and his reindeer flying through the night sky. I will post it this Christmas on my blog.