This month I finished up that little "Tree of Life" block that I shared last time. It is currently hanging in the Christmas Corner of my sewing room.
The quilting is mostly stitch-in-the-ditch, with the feathers in the setting triangles. You can see the quilting a little better in this photo, where I had just finished sewing the binding to the front and hadn't yet wrapped and pinned it to the back. This gives you a better size perspective, too. It finished at about 8 1/2" square. (Linking with Wendy at The Constant Quilter blog for the Monthly Minis.)
Except for the brown fabrics in the tree trunk, this is all made from fabrics from men's shirts found at thrift stores. All of the little HSTs were bonus triangles from when I made Bonnie Hunter's Smokey Mountain Stars pattern. Check out the link for the free pattern on her website.
I called my version Rocky Mountain Christmas. One of these days I might actually quilt it. Wouldn't that be a shocker!!
Another shocker is how short this post is! Crazy busy life prevents me from much stitching, though I have made progress on my "Mom's Flower Garden", and more hand stitching on my son's mission quilt. I'll share those soon.
Tonight DH and I are headed to Salt Lake City for a unique performance. It is a showing of one of my favorite old musicals, "Singin' In The Rain." It is shown in film, but the music is provided live by the Utah Symphony. Our children gave us the tickets for Christmas. Should be fun!
Do you like musicals? If so, do you have a favorite?
Until next time,
p.s. My oldest daughter sent me this link, and if you have a minute and would be willing to help her, please click it. She has joined a program that gives parenting help, and they are offering an opportunity for someone in the program to earn their help for life. She was chosen as one of the five finalists based on submitted videos, and they are accepting votes for those five until March 3rd. Her name is Angie, and you can vote for her if you choose, or watch the brief videos and follow your heart--her words, not mine.
Caught this sunset a couple of days ago out my sewing room window.