Oh wait it’s August, where did the summer go?
We have had incredible heat here in the mid-west this summer. Normally the temp’s don’t get over 90 degrees, but we had weeks and weeks of 90 degree heat and now all of a sudden it is cool. The world is coming to an end I know it!
Anyway with this cooler weather it made me think of the coming holidays. I love the fall and the winter holidays. Last year I made a really fun and easy Christmas Tree skirt that was featured in Quilting Arts gift 2011/2012 issue. Maybe you saw it.
It is a completely fused tree skirt and you make it in four panels, quilt each panel and then join them with FUSED strips. Easy to make and assemble and really fun and bright for the holidays.
It inspired me to create a pattern to go with it.
These are the easiest little quilts to make. If you make all three you have two holidays ready to celebrate, Christmas and Valentines, you could even put out one for Thanksgiving and then switch it with the other one for Christmas.
I used to really decorated the house for all the different holidays when the kids were still around. Now Christmas is the only one I still go all out for and really only when we are home and not in Florida or PA.
I still have my Christmas wall hanging up from last year, and now that it is almost Christmas again, well half the year IS over, I can just say I am ready early.
I made this wall hanging in 1992 and it is HAND pieced, with some HAND applique and HAND quilted. I can do it all if I want to, just really don’t want to any more.
HO HO HO