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Saturday, November 21, 2020

Christmas and Quilts

 I set a goal to finish piecing two projects before the end of the month and, surprise, they've been delivered to the machine quilter before Thanksgiving!

 


If Kaffe Fassett fabric could make a Christmas quilt, this would be one! The pattern is "Scarlet & Emerald" by Lori Q. Allison. I'm hoping I'll get the quilt back from the quilter in time to bind it and display it before Christmas. Unfortunately, this photo doesn't do the colors justice. (That's my ironing board at the bottom.)

I forgot to take a photo of my other finish, the "I Spy" quilt. I added borders to it this week and its also at the machine quilter.

 

Its also time to start baking which I love to do. These are Molasses Ginger peppernuts which was a new to me recipe. Since I didn't know what they'd taste like, I only made a half batch and they are already gone. More baking coming soon!

 My Christmas cactus in the background is really a Thanksgiving Cactus but isn't showing any sign of blooming soon. No buds which makes me sad. I've been fertilizing it and trying to make sure it gets the darkness and light it needs. Maybe it will bloom later this year.

Last week, I was the speaker at our virtual Prairie Quilt Guild meeting. Here's a link to photos of my trunk show if you'd like to see more of my quilts.

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Stay well and treasure each day!

Mayleen

3 comments:

Rose Marie said...

I read somewhere to limit the amount of watering until September/October. I've done that to my cactus and they are blooming now. Lovely top!

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

I have 15 Thanksgiving/Christmas cacti and they bloom from Oct to April. I never know which will bloom first and which will not bloom at all. They are on their own schedules evidently.

momto1 said...

Oh, my...that quilt show is just what I needed. What a beautiful collection of quilts. You’re so gifted!