Block #40 - Cardinal by Jan PatekJan's sweet cardinal has flown in at the perfect time to proclaim the beginning of winter. Although I'm not a fan of cold toes, there's something invigorating and magical about crisp days and falling snow and crackling fires and cuddling up with quilts while sipping hot cocoa (or your favorite warm beverage).
Click HERE for Jan's blog and the pattern for her applique block.
Kathy's block is fusible applique with cotton fabric to create a happy bluejay. Joy is playing with wool again for her version of Jan's cardinal.
Question of the Week: Do you decorate with quilts for the Holidays? Are they color-themed, or do they include holiday motifs and fabrics?
We have our family Christmas at the KT retreat center. The kids/grankids come before or after Christmas to hang out overnight. I pull out all my Christmas quilts from past collections and hang them on the walls, throw them over sofas and chairs, and pile them in baskets for the grankids to curl up in while watching movies. Since we're only there about 24 hours, I'm considering skipping the tree this year and just hanging my large Advent tree quilt on the wall with gifts stacked on a table in front of it. Do you think I can get away with it?
This is the lap size quilt with the ornaments in cotton stitched to the quilt permanently. For a true Advent quilt, the pattern also comes with a wall quilt with wool ornaments as an option. Find the Warm Memories booklet HERE.
Don't forget to check out all the Blockheads' blog posts this week to see what they're up to for the holidays.
Betsy's Blog - http://betsysbestquiltsandmore.blogspot.com/
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/betsy.chutchian
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/betsy_chutchian/
Lisa's Blog - https://lisabongean.com/
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/primitivegatherings.quiltshop/ or https://www.facebook.com/lisa.bongean
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/lisabongean/ or https://www.instagram.com/primitive_gatherings_quiltshop/ or https://www.instagram.com/primitive_gatherings_ca/
Jan's Blog - http://janpatek.blogspot.com/
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/jan.patek.79?fref=nf
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/jan_patek_quilts/
Jo's Blog - http://jomortonquilts.com/jos_journal/
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/jomortonquilts/?hc_ref=PAGES_TIMELINE&fref=nf
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/joquilts/
Carrie's Blog - http://blog.modafabrics.com/
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Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/modafabrics/