Saturday, April 03, 2010

Rug Update and New Christmas Crazy Quilt!

Hi all! I thought that I would post an update on the spring welcome rug I am doing! I only have a small piece of the sky left to do and the boarder. I thought that a nice bright blue boarder would anchor the rug around the edge. I'll have to see if I can find a nice bright blue to whip the edges with as well. I think that I might rip out the bottom right rays of the sun though ~ or rather add to it and make the bottom right rays a bit longer to balance the sun more. It's not horrible bit I'm not quite happy with it. I always think that if you're not happy with it while you're working on it you won't be happy with it later! The one good thing about rug hooking though is that you can go back and fix it at pretty much any point ;) That's very comforting.
I'm teaching Crazy Short-Cut Quilts again and decided to get to work on the Christmas Crazy Quilt that I had cut out quite a while ago. I did a fairly simple pattern, with large pieces, to show-case the fabrics a bit more. And, since this will be a 30 block quilt, there will be a bit less decorative stitching later so a bit less work in the stitching! I know it seems odd to be working on a Christmas Quilt in the spring but I did start this in the winter :-D I'd love to have another couple bed sized Christmas quilts around. I just love the way that they look on the beds for the Christmas season. I think I'll use a gold rayon thread for the decorative stitching - or I may try a polyester to see if I get a bit less thread breakage than with the rayon.

What do you think? If you have any comments or questions please feel free to leave them here and let me know what you think!

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