Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Christmas in July is sliding over into Christmas in August

Have you had time to enjoy some of the beautiful work that has been showcased this month? Nancy Scott of Masterpiece Quilting has created a fabulous book of Christmas themed Quilted items.

With only two days to go in the Blog Hop I am happy to show you my not quite finished project. Maybe you can identify with the bring a bag to Christmas dinner still stitching the binding in place?

I selected the O Christmas Tree Wall Hanging. This in fact is a great last minute gift because it does not actually take long to do once you settle in to do it. I decided scrappy greens were what my tree needed. So all the blocks were constructed in the same manner with a totally random placement of greens. Each block was constructed in the same manner.

Then following the clearly written and well illustrated instructions I assembled my tree.

If I had not had a few of my ongoing health issues this would have been finished. But there really isn't much to do and I think some embellishment is in order. It will be good to sit under this and work away at that later this fall.

Take some time to visit Nancy at To get more details about the book itself or to find the links to the other blog hoppers. Thank you Nancy for including me on this one. Piecefully, Joanne

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

August; The colour challenge continues

I hope you have been keeping up with Jen and the colour challenge.

This month we are onto red orange in both light and dark forms. Picture a beautiful marigold if you are having difficulty imagining the colours.

Not a colour that I gravitate to but I think I found some pieces that are close to the requirements. I will say at this time it took me longer to find fabric in the colours I thought were correct, than it did to stitch up the block.

Without further ado here are my "arty" photos of my block with some flowers from the garden.

The first flower is one we call Red Hot Poker. As the non-flower person in our house I could not tell you if that is the correct name or not. But the oranges seemed correct.

And some daylilies. The sun was reflecting through the trees and giving me some lighter lights on the quilt block.

I know Jen is working on a setting for the blocks, so take the few moments to make up your block and then come back next month for September.

Be sure to visit Jen at to get your free pattern.

And while you are visiting her check out the other quilters who are supporting her this month with their version of the August block.
Kathy - Penny for my Thoughts
Pamela - Pamela Quilts
Sarah - The Quilted Diary

Until next time, piecefully, Joanne