Monday, December 19, 2016

En Provence #1

Bonnie Hunter's new mystery quilt began on Black Friday.... but I had customer quilts to finish and gifts to make, laundry and cleaning, meals to cook, Christmas decorating and cards to write.    Last night I finally caught up with chores and this morning I began!

I had  "few" interruptions throughout the day, but after several hours of measuring, cutting, pressing and sewing I am about half-way through with Clue#1.

Since I don't have a need for another large quilt (Bonnie's pattern finishes at 87x87) I decided to miniaturize!  With assistance from some online participants I made the adjustments....  

For this mystery I have stretched out of my comfort zone and am going totally scrappy and from my stash!  I know Bonnie always includes lots of neutrals in her quilts, so I have been making aquisitions all year long... and I think it has really paid off.... there are even a couple of Goodwill shirts thrown into this mix. I haven't had to purchase any new fabric!

Love these teeny tiny 4-patches!

I am really loving working with these little pieces!  

Go over to Bonnie's blog for all the information on this Mystery Quilt, and check out what other quilters are doing for this mystery by following the link-ups.

Christmas Parade

We had an opportunity to march with the boys in the 50th annual Cookeville Christmas Parade!

Line up began at 1:30 for a 3pm start.   We were located near a Klydesdale pulling a cart and they allowed the boys to come over two by two to pet the horse.

We wrapped my van in lights and garland and made signs identifying us.

We blasted Christmas songs as I drove along and the boys waved flags and yelled Merry Christmas to everyone!

Lots of fun!