I particularly liked this quilt. I liked the brown in it, though I'm really not drawn to brown, but the polka dots perked it up. I've never made one of these squareish block quilts yet. Maybe sometime . . .
This pic is for 2 quilt patterns that I've seen in their magazine before in a past issue. And I created something similar, well at least the border, in 2 quilts I've made. I love that cheddar. The cat in top sitting on the quilt is a cute touch. I'll have to show my 2 quilts sometime that are sorta like this.Hard to see this picture, sorry, but it's a table runner called Christmas Cactus. I thought Nedra should make it, considering her blog name and especially since it uses wool and she has an amazing collection of wools. Whadaya say Nedra?
There were also some little Christmas houses in the magazine. I thought the stars were a nice touch - though our Christmas Cottages are way cuter. I may applique a star on one of my cottage blocks. And the tree looks great with them. I could put a tree in mixed with the cottage blocks. It's kind of a good idea.
And speaking of Christmas Cottages. I got more in the mail yesterday. Nan's are above. I love the granny cooking, sewing and quilting. They are really sweet. Nan always signs her posts and emails to me "the other Nanette". Actually there are several of us bloggers with that name.
And I received Micki's blocks clear from Ireland! How exciting is that. I like the stripes in the windows above, they look like striped curtains. And the Santa and penguins in the doors and some of the windows are fun. Thanks Nan and Micki. It is great to see the blocks arriving.
I'm kind of addicted to the house theme. And I love the sketch machine embroidery that I used in my Leafy Treetops quilt. It is so easy and quick. So I've been playing around with sketching houses with my machine. There really isn't a way to mess them up. That is the great thing about sketch machine stitching. And I'm seeing it everywhere.
Have a nice midweek Wednesday.