Thursday, December 8, 2011

Tis the season!

And I am jolly
 for a couple of reasons!
Another collaborative affair to make an apron and matching coasters for my
 DD's grandparents in-law
...now that is a mouthful.

I have finished drafting and constructing the last block in my
 Barbara Buchner Synder 1880 Sampler quilt!
Hurrah!
I will take a break over the holidays and be back in the New Year with the border instructions.

Some leaders and enders while piecing the sampler block have lead to multiple pinwheels
that will be used in small quilts to be given as gifts!

Lastly, 
the first batch of Christmas cookies is done.

Only 5 more to go!

13 comments:

Sue said...

Oh Cheryl !

What a lovely gift for your daughters new grandparents in-laws. They are going to love it !

Congrats on finishing the last block for you 1880 Sampler quilt WHOO HOO !

Just love the little pinwheel block you made , what wonderful personal gifts you are making . What lucky people to receive these gifts made from the heart

Maureen said...

You're getting a lot done. Good for you! I'm sure your DD's new family will love the gifts. Are they your own design?

Quilt Hollow said...

Yeah..getting lots done...days counting down....we are both going to be ready right? LOL I best get the move on...cards to write and mail or on the agenda next!

Stray Stitches (Linda G) said...

You've certainly been busy! The apron and matching coasters is a great gift. The block is beautiful! And the cookies look delicious!!

Merilyn said...

What a wonderful simple design for a Christmas apron!!! Love the plate the cookies are sitting on too!!! Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year Cheryl, catch up with you next year!!!!

Heirlooms by Ashton House said...

I love the apron and matching coasters. They're the perfect blend of charm and practicality. Your most recent block turned out beautifully. And those green and pink cookies?!! They are so pretty. I just about went crazy when I saw them! After all, you know that I am a green-and-pink girl.

libbyquilter said...

the apron and coasters are a great gift. i especially love those little 4-patch coasters~!

the pinwheels are fun. isn't it great when we get those little extras from the leaders and enders~!?! sometimes it's quite surprising what gets worked up while doing them.

:-)
libbyQ

libbyquilter said...

p.s.
wishing you a holiday full of joy and laughter.
enjoy your blog break.

:-)
libbyQ

Cathy said...

I love the apron you made. All your projects are wonderful. Boy do those cookies look good. Hugs

annieb said...

What great Christmas gifts, and I like that block. Enjoy all your Christmas preparations!

Elyte said...

Congratulations on finishing all the blocks for the Sampler Quilt.
Any cookies left, they look yummy.

Karen said...

Cute apron. I like the red holiday fabric that you used.

Michele said...

The cookies caught my eye! How yummy! We plan to make cookies today.