I have finished Paulina's top, all except the borders (plain deep purple borders). For some reason, I always tend to procrastinate anything to do with borders.
The borders have been sitting there for a week!
What do I do, when I'm in quilty procrastination mode? I start, or think up, new projects, of course.
I really have it in my head to make Christmas quilts for my kids this year. I have a lot of scraps from the stockings I've made.
Kaela loves this tree quilt. I started this Tree quilt in MA in 2002, and finished it the last time we lived in Japan, in 2012, Kaela's senior year of high school.
One thing led to another and I went shopping at Tomato for fabric to make a Christmasy Tree quilt for Kaela.
Plenty of physical distance on the train (sat across from this dapper fellow)
The pattern for this tree quilt is from an oldie but goodie 2002 book called Favorite Quilts Fast and Fun by Nancy Smith and Lynda Milligan (side note - I've always wanted to make a scrappy bear paw). My copy is in storage in NH. You can get your used copy on Amazon for about $8, NOT the outrageous price (about $165) pictured here:
So I'm adding this Tree quilt to my already too-long list of projects for 2021. But, it's just so fun to start something.
I'm looking forward to starting Barbara Brackman's BOM Hands All Around - The Alcotts at War. Easy piecing, and Louisa May Alcott. I love sawtooth stars. I'm actually going to make two completely different quilts from this BOM - so excited to get started - today!
Meanwhile in handwork, I am steadily making progress in the evenings on my Liberty EPP Hexie quilt: