Christmas Quilting

Lucky me, I’ve got a cold, but I’m already getting better (knock wood). I didn’t work on BBP much today, just some (more) beading while I was watching Sunday night’s new Dexter (luv me my dvr). There’s not much more to show, I’ll skip the picture for now and post one when that whole section is beaded. Thank you everyone for your kind comments on BBP!

I’m finally packing up Halloween (oh please like Martha looks at your house and wonders “how does she do it?!”) and ds is pouting because the Halloween quilt is going away. While I am tremendously flattered that I have finally done something right in the boy’s eyes, I can not live with that quilt year round. I told him not to worry, I’d get working on the Christmas themed one soon, and today was the day.

This one is made up of 12 blocks, 6 of “A” and 6 of “B”. Here’s the “A”s.

And block “B”

Oh look, they’re not done. No I didn’t run out of ambition. I once again bought a directional print. Arghhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!  So I went online (’cause my local shop is sold out of this entire line!) and ordered another yard & a half to complete the “B” blocks. Hopefully I’ll have it by the weekend. All is not lost, I did notice that the fabric wasn’t going to work before I cut it. And it will work great as the backing for Gingerbread Boy (& girl).

Now I need some opinions, Gingerbread Boy (G.B.) is needing his embellishments, I have pictures of the three options and want to know what you like best. And! between the two heart shaped buttons which are his cheeks, will be an embroidered red smile. (The white scalloped paper you see on the outer border is the template for all 4 sides, they will be scalloped after embellishing and quilting is complete.)

Option 1: Wire edged ribbon bow alone.

Option 2: Wired edge ribbon bow with jingle bell.

Option 3: Green (unwired) ribbon bow with small red button & jingle bell.

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10 Responses to Christmas Quilting

  1. Stacey says:

    Wire-edged bow with jingle bell = Super Cute!!

  2. Carolyn says:

    I love the second one with the little jingle bell. How adorable!!! I just love gingerbread men. I look forward to seeing your finished Christmas quilt. 🙂

  3. KarenV says:

    I vote for Option 1 – the bow looks cute on its own, and I don’t think the bell in option 2 quite works.

  4. Imogen says:

    I like option 2…the more accessories the better I say!

  5. Melissa C. says:

    Option 1 looks best to me. The bell gets lost and doesn’t quite work.

    Oh, I guess it is time to get Halloween down. LOL My tree is down, but all the stitched pieces are still on the walls. I bet my Sekas Turkeys would like to come out of storage.

  6. Jenjen says:

    I vote Option #1 – I think the jingle bell in #2 is fine, just doesn’t really add anything. I didn’t care for the green bow.

  7. Claire says:

    I’m another vote for Option #1. I wouldn’t have known what was below the bow if you hadn’t told me so I don’t think it actually adds to the piece.

    You’re doing beautiful work though. Can’t wait to see more.

  8. Ellen says:

    I am for option 1, the bell is lost beneath the bow. I love the gingerbread boy.

    Hugs

  9. Melissa says:

    I’m in the minority but I love #3. BTW–I have to quit reading your blog, my wish list has gotten out of control. I want that Halloween Baltimore Album quilt pattern, I want the witches hat, and then when I go to those sites I find even more things I want. You also have inspired to me at least start kitting up BBP. I had forgotten how much I loved Mirabilia’s mermaids until I started following your progress.

  10. joann tx says:

    i’m with Melissa….i opt for option #3.
    sometimes less is best?

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