Wednesday, December 23, 2009

2 Carolina Christmas quilts done!

MaggieMae went for her first "formal" bath and grooming. She just smells great! And when she walks her fur billows with furls and curls. She is such a sweet kittie. She was made for petting. In fact she cannot have me out of her sight. She is like a quiet doggie. Always following to keep me within the petting zone. If I move around too much, she will lie in the hallway and watch each room!
I decided to use up all the blocks I had made. As usual I overdid it but was blessed to be able to get two (2) 60X80 quilts from this mystery. I have only one Christmas Star block left.
It was fate that made me use them all up. I made twice as much sashings as I needed. Duh! I was counting each block instead of each row. Sooooooo....I have two huge quilts now.

Almost too big to get a photo of them!
I cannot thank Bonnie Hunter (www.quiltville.com) enough for offering us this great mystery. I was never bored with the clues. In fact I was VERY behind some of the other quilters. But did manage to catch up.
I am thinking about making a third one all in scrappy mode.
All gifts are wrapped and am waiting to hear from dear daughter as to the time we will be getting together tomorrow.
Happy holidays to all of you!
XOXOXOXOX Subee


10 comments:

West Michigan Quilter said...

What beautiful quilts. Looks like a lot of work was involved. Someone is sure to appreciate these.

Debra said...

lol, you are such an amazing little worker Subee ;-) They're beautiful.

Cheryl Willis said...

Yours look great- I am so thrilled that the quilters are interperting the patterns in their own way. I have seen some mysterys(challenges) where it seemed everyone wanted to do 'exactly' like the teacher. These are taking on a life of their own. Looks great- Merry Christmas- cw

Smiley Quilter said...

Those are gorgeous. I plan on making one large quilt for my son but the red in mine is more prominent than I wanted. I am now thinking,thanks to you, that I could tone it down by adding sashing which would make it the size I want without adding large borders. Great food for thought and congratulations on getting them completed. Merry Christmas.

Quilter Kathy said...

Wow...these are terrific! Great job!

Elaine Adair said...

Overachiever, oveachiever!!! LOL They are both just wonderful!

The word VErification is TWAFTS. Is that something like TWILLO?

Pumpkin Patch Quilter said...

I really love your quilts! Went back through a few pages of posts and you have just great taste in fabric colors and designs. I will be coming back! ;)

Kim said...

I have been wondering why you picked up the orange crush button with Bonnie's name on it instead of your name?

Happy sewing

3anklebiters said...

i really enjoy the color combination you chose, so dramatic. beautiful work.

Quilter In Paradise said...

I like how you used the sashing to seperate the blocks,, good layout!
Beth in Dallas