This time of year always gets a little busy for me. I have a nice break at the end of summer up until now. Everyone gets busy working on Christmas gifts which keeps me and "Trixie" buzzin until Christmas and will continue until it gets nice enough for the ladies to get outside. Which is fine by me because when the snow is falling and the wind is blowing there is nothing I'd rather be doing then quilting all the beautiful quilts my customers bring me.
So with my break I did manage to get this project done that I purchased at the Chicago quilt festival last year. Shockingly enough I got it done this year and not 5 years from now. It turned out ok but it was a new kit the vendor had just finished and her husband said she just got them kitted up in time to bring to the show. Well, there was a couple of "oops" in the pattern which in turn made me short on fabric. I had to order more which wasn't an exact match and then didn't have enough at all to make the exact pattern. The "Welcome" part is actually supposed to be applique vines with a crow. I couldn't find the right colors so I just decided to put the Welcome on it. Then I had grand ideas of how I wanted to quilt it and that didn't turn out like I wanted either. It will hang in my hall this year and drive me crazy with all of the "should have's" in my mind and I will give it to someone who loves it.
On to the Merry Christmas part. I justed finished putting the borders on this today. Thankfully we are getting rain and it's a little chilly so DH isn't wanting me to help with leaves. I'm not sure how I feel about this project either as I think it's a little too traditional in color for me. I wish I would have done Burgandy and a darker green. I LOVE the pattern, just not loving the color choices. I hope to be able to custom quilt this one too, and I will be "blinging" it up with crystals.
I think if I listen hard enough I hear all of your machines humming today, or at least I hope they are and everyone is getting all those Holiday projects and gifts done!
Happy Halloween everyone!