Hello Faithful Followers,
You might be asking yourself, where has This Quilting Mama been? I'd love to say stuck in my sewing space, lost in my fabrics and suffering terribly from the Quilt Pox, but that is just not the case. Instead, a little bug called "Facebook" has gotten me and I have a new page!!!!
Check out This Quilting Mama (Facebook Page) . That is the link or you can just search under "This Quilting Mama" and it should come right up. I would love more LIKERS there, but don't feel obligated. The purpose of the page is for fun and my daily quilt and life related musings. There are recipes, book suggestions and other beautiful things I attempt to share. Check it out!!!
Meanwhile, here is what has occupied my quilting time. "Christmas Bears" which is a new pattern by Coach House Designs. It uses a beautiful new line of fabrics from Moda called "Holiday in the Pines."
Here are my bears without their paws. The claws on the Bear's Paw each finished to 1inch square. There are a ton of them, but they were made quite doable with the Angler 2 Quilt Tool and chain piecing at every step.
Finally, the "Christmas Bears" fully in their woods, dressed in their holiday finest, enjoying a walk with the lightly falling snow. My top can be seen at The Joyful Quilter in Glenville, New York.
BUT-- alas it is still only October and the holidays are not yet upon us-- no matter what the commercial enterprises say. So, in preparation for the "Season of Gratitude" (my term for the month of and all that surrounds Thanksgiving), I am giving away six fat quarters from my immense Autumn stash. In order to enter, please comment here on this post regarding your favorite moments within the "Season of Gratitude". I can't wait to hear your stories! I will draw the lucky winner on Tuesday, October 22nd and mail the package the next day.
Thank you all,
This Quilting Mama