Merry & Bright
December 4, 2014 § 6 Comments
Five local quilt shops will be participating in a Holiday Shop Hop this Friday & Saturday, Dec. 5th & 6th. There’s even a flyer with all of the details & shop addresses. There will festive holiday activities and prizes along the way. All you local peeps… stop by each of the shops for free holiday block patterns.
So I whipped up a table runner with the Holiday block, Merry & Bright, that my local shop, Gathering Fabric, will be offering. The blocks are made with the fabulous American Made Brand solids. And the setting triangles are Riley Blake’s dots.
It’s so hard to photograph this red! I don’t know if you can even tell, but I quilted the whole thing with orange thread! You just have to see it in person. I’m really glad I step outside the usual box and used the orange thread.
Wanna see the back? I found the perfect fabric in my stash. Now the table runner can be reversible!
This is about as festive as it is going to get around our house this year. We’ve decided to “skip Christmas” so to speak. At least skip the commercial side of Christmas. So many changes have happened this year between losing my mom last January to my oldest friend moving away to care for her mom. It just didn’t seem right to even try to make Christmas normal. Whatever normal might have been. So we are opting to lay low, rest, and focus on the true meaning of Christmas. It feels right, in a way. And I am looking forward to the slower pace for the Holidays.