Monday, November 29, 2010

decorating, pillows and a future quilt

Hi again everyone! I hope that you had a really wonderful holiday (all of my US friends, that is!) Thursday, we hosted at our house as we usually do, and it was just so nice. I love this time of year.

Friday was spent decorating the house for Christmas. This has been a tradition since I was a little girl, and I am so happy to carry it on. The boys and I spent the morning putting up decorations, and then Weston and I put up the tree during the afternoon. And we listened to Elvis Christmas Carols, which is my absolute favorite. Finley layed on the floor, looking cute. I'm sure next year she will be too, I mean more, involved. :) Isn't she looking so big, by the way? Almost 5 months!

I started some new Christmas pillows this past weekend. Actually, I made one, put in on the pillow, and decided that I hated it. So I started two more and I like them a lot better.



First I made this wonky star block and framed it in with 2 in squares from my favorite red and green fabrics. I've been wanting to use these Uptown birds for so long, and the red looks very Christmas-y to me.


Next I made this square block. I still have another border of the 2in squares to add, but I ran out of time (read- the baby woke up), so I'll have to do that tomorrow.

As I was laying these out, I realized that these blocks would make an awesome Christmas quilt! Check out this mosaic of them together:

Fun, right?I love how they look together! I will definitely be making this quilt for next year. I won't use the linen that is in the squares block, only the Kona snow. Hopefully I'll be ahead of the game and start it in the spring.
Okay, off to watch Elf with the family.

xoxo, Angela

12 comments:

Megan said...

Cute little kiddos Ang! Finley is getting so big! The quilt is going to be awesome - I'm slowly working on my Christmas quilt too, but it will also be a next year finish!

Terri said...

Beautiful, I love love love it

Sewing Geek said...

Love the virtual quilt! I use my computer to do things like that a lot. Too bad I can't push a button and SWOOSH, quilt done! :)

Christina said...

Awesome quilt! It is SO Christmas-y! I can't believe it's been 5 months already - she is such a big girl!

Cherry Possum said...

That quilt will be fab, fab, FAB!! I love the linen - keep it in for the quilt!

Leslie said...

that quilt will be so amazing!!! i love the linen with it.

Robin said...

Those blocks will make a stunning quilt, for sure! Not to mention fun pillows. :)

I'm always so in awe of those who manage to get all the holiday decorating done right after Thanksgiving. I swear, it takes me the whole weekend to recover after all the cooking and feasting.

twin fibers said...

too cute! My kids LOVED helping this year, it was so much fun. :) The pillows are going to be great and the quilt, too!

Diane said...

Love that color combo... these blocks are great.

Anna said...

love those blocks, the colors and fabircs are just super cool. And I love how you arranged it into a quilt design. :)

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

Do you ever get tired of me telling you how much I love your fabrics and the way you put things together? This quilt is great!

Your kids are just beautiful, too.

amy smart said...

This will be gorgeous! What a great design!