Friday, December 18, 2015

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

172 Ethan's Christmas Eve THOMAS TRAIN Quilt

3 year old Ethan absolutely loves trains.  So this years' Christmas Eve snuggle quilt has to be Thomas the Train on one side and cozy flannel choo choo trains on the back!

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

171 Our Christmas Quilt!

Well, it took quite a long time, but "Our Christmas Quilt" is finally on the machine.  And my hopes are to have it finished so we are snuggled under it on Christmas Eve :)

It is the Tumbling Spools pattern.  An old fashioned pattern that went well with this special fabric from The Buggy Barn.  The Buggy Barn was a very extraordinary quilters fabric shop smack dab in the middle of golden wheat fields in the center of Washington.  It was the dream of two sisters.  I remember how excited I was to be driving from Idaho after a sweet vacation.  Kevin and I decided to take the scenic route along old Highway 2.  When we arrived at The Buggy Barn, with only 20 minutes to spare before they closed, I gazed across the shelves and shelve of fabric and consulted with Kevin on how much I should get?  Heads turned as other shoppers heard him say, "Honey!  You just get as much as you want!"  All the ladies sighed aloud and looked at me as though I were the luckiest woman in the world.  Ha ha ha.  It was Kevin's shining moment :)

See Wed, Oct 23, 2013 blog entry when I visited The Buggy Barn

Tumbling Spools pattern

Reverse side of quilt is Christmas sashing and sampler blocks