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Friday, December 23, 2011

Merry Christmas from My House to Yours!!!

Ticking down to the final hours before Santa takes his big ride.....I want to say Merry Christmas to all of you!  I truly hope your holidays are warm and filled with loving family and friends....
I will be spending Christmas at home with grandma's visiting - the girls coming and going - first here and then spending time with b'friend's families.  That's just the way it should be.


my Scandinavian inspired skirt is under the tree....with a few packages finding their way to our place :)

And my Christmas bunting is on the mantel with homemade stockings and lots of sparkle!!!

  
And, finally, I have one more finish for 2011!  Most likely the last quilt of the year....
This is a baby size quilt from Such Designs
The Wonky Little Houses Quilt


Carrie Bloomston, pattern designer, encourages the quilter to 'release your inner artist'....
So I did just that!  I added birds in flight and a big, bright sun.....


I pieced the background, adding some kona in bone, snow and a little natural linen...

       
  Each house is hand quilted as well the entire background...quilted with perle cotton in 1 inch intervals between each line of stitching...


I added a bright yellow rik-rak to the edge of the sun...everything is better with rik-rak!!!


The binding is a sweet pink polka dot!

I am glad to have one last finish for the year!
And the cutest pup {my humble opinion} wishes you a wonderful holiday!!!

   Flanders :)

Happy Christmas Eve eve!!!
mary

26 comments:

Christine said...

wow - I love your Christmas tree skirt, bunting, stockings, quilt, and the dog. I am overwhelmed with inspiration! Merry Christmas!

Beth said...

I am always amazed at the rate that you turn out beautiful quilts, especially ones with so much lovely hand stitching, it's lovely.

Have a fabulous Christmas!

Bethx

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Sweet sweet little baby quilt - the sunshine added great warmth to the houses. Thanks for sharing. Merry Christmas Eve eve to you Mary

Laura said...

There is so much sweetness in this post! I love it all but especially the quilt. Happy Holidays to you and your family. :)

selfsewn@summerfete said...

Awe lush post from my hand quilting goddess!! Happy Holidays Mary and Flanders and all!!

Carla said...

Your tree skirt is adorable in it's rightful place under the tree, Mary! Thanks for sharing that sweet baby quilt too. Merrry merry Christmas, Merry Mary!

**nicke... said...

very very cute. every bit of it. i wanna scratch flanders' ears. ;) happy christmas to you mary!

Manda said...

Beautiful Christmas decorations! And I love the wonky house quilt - the sun is ace! Havr a good christmas! :)

Kerry said...

The hand quilting is so, so lovely, I especially like the sun rays, but all those little stitches, everyone of them sings!

Julierose said...

I love your Merry Christmas swag--soooo pretty. Joyous days to you and yours, Julierose,La Blageuse

happy little cottage said...

Love all the quilty goodness!!! You always make me want to hand quilt everything....that may be my one word for 2012 handstitch :)
Merry Christmas Mary!

Janine said...

Beautiful as always:) Merry Christmas!

Quiltstory said...

Merry Christmas! I love that sweet quilt. And your banner, so darling!! Love the whimsy! :)

LaurieStar said...

What a beautiful quilt! I love quilted houses and ric rak! I also love your bunting. Merry Christmas! :)

Janet said...

You put me to shame. Your skirt looks wonderful and I love the houses. The bunting is the coolest ever. Happy Christmas to you and your family and that includes Flanders of course.

Little Bluebell (Adrianne) said...

That baby quilt is SO cute! I love the texture all of our stitching adds. Merry Christmas Mary!! : )

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Love your tree skirt!

M*E*R*R*Y C*H*R*I*S*T*M*A*S to you and yours!

Rachaeldaisy said...

Wishing you and your family the merriest of Christmases! May your day be as bright as that big sunny sun. Give Flanders a special big pat from me, he's such a sweetie!

Nicky said...

It all looks good from here Mary!

You give us such inspiration and the quilting on the baby quilt is truly gorgeous!

Have a great one!

two hippos said...

lovely decorations, all ready! Have a wonderful Christmas!!

Leanne said...

What a beautiful quilt and the tree skirt and bunting are lovely! All the best for the holidays!

PamKittyMorning said...

Merry Christmas! Thanks for all th wonderful inspiration this year!

Archie the wonder dog said...

Wonderful baby quilt! And I love the photo of Flanders! Happy Christmas!

notes of sincerity said...

Awww ... Flanders is just too sweet!
Your quilt and decorations are beautiful!
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!
Hugs. Trish

Valerie said...

dear Mary

Merry Christmas to you, yours, your beautiful girls, and cute Flanders !
I will never forget the support you have given me, and hope you get rewarded for this a thousand times back!

Julie said...

Oh, wow, this quilt is simple awesome! Thanks for always being an inspiration! Hope to see you more in the new year. Did I miss your trip to pickerington?