Well, that tune is playing right now on the iTunes list, and it’s true–no presents yet. But we’ve started setting out my husband’s nutcracker collection, and pretending that Christmas isn’t 22 DAYS AWAY!!
So in order to really tackle that list of Christmas jobs, I got right to work doodling some quilting ideas on my Santa Quilt mock-ups. I set the intensity to 50% and print them out, then doodle away. It’s my map, because I don’t feel uber-confident in the FMQ Skills Department.
I should be joining the crazies at the Mall, but instead I’m listening to Christmas Carols, working on my Santa–my main work in progress. Besides, the Christmas cards. And getting the tree. And cleaning up the house. . .
Like I said: Ay-Yi-Yi, It’s Christmas!!
Linking up with Lee of Freshly Pieced Fabrics. Today it is hosted by Cindy Lammon from Hyacinth Quilt Designs.
13 thoughts on “Ay-Yi-Yi! It’s Christmas!”
That santa is awesome!
Santa is looking very jolly! Enjoy the Christmas Carols!
You’re quilting him? How wonderful!
Santa’s looking GOOD!!
What a cute quilt, I love the Santa panel. I also appreciate that you showed you tested out your machine quilting first. That’s a good tip I need to try.
I should just say “Ditto” to Shannon. I love the Santa quilt and think the printing and doodling of possible quilting designs–practicing as well as planning them–is a great idea.
clever idea to practice FMQing:)
I’m doing Grading Avoidance. Your blog is much more fun to read than my papers.
Your life sounds like mine – total denial!!!!! 😉
You’re post sounds so relaxing! I wish I could be doing that right now. The doodles look great and The Santa was cute! Nice job!
Thank you for posting the manner in which you test your quilting ideas. I am going to have to try that. Have fun in whatever you do in the 20 some days until Christmas.
That quilt is looking wonderful. I am glad you are quilting and not shopping. There are over 3 weeks left, plenty of time to shop.
I love your Santa and that FMQ doodling idea ia great. Are you using Electric Quilt for the design to print?