15 September, 2007

Quilting Christmas Lights...

I've been quilting Christmas lights, strings of them! I've had this smallish-sized quilt hanging around for awhile, too long; it's finally time to get it finished. I marked the design with a water soluble pen and used red/green/white variegated thread. This particular thread would be much more effective on a medium to dark fabric as the white portion will "fade away" when the ink is washed out. Oh, well... the learning curve increases! This is all part of living up to my new motto: "finished is better than perfect" and so it goes.

From the basement workshop: my husband participated in community "Days of Caring" last week through his company and the United Way. His team worked at a group home doing exterior improvements to the facility and grounds, as well as providing a picnic table. I snapped this photo before the table that he built was loaded into the truck and taken away for installation.

Pretty neat, huh?
Life is Good!

8 comments:

quiltteacher said...

Love the Christmas lights quilt. You do such beautiful work and get so much done. See & talk to you in a week.

Shelina said...

It's a beautiful quilt and Christmas lights is a wonderful appropriate motif for the quilting. I wouldn't worry too much about the white not showing up too much - first even though it will be hard to see, it will be obvious that it is there - when you wash it, there will be an indentation. You rarely see all the lights on a Christmas tree to enjoy it. It's the ones hidden away and play peek-a-boo that are the delight.

Nancy said...

Yer Christmas lights are terrific; wish I had the wherewithal to do machine quilting.

paula, the quilter said...

Aren't Christmas Lights fun to quilt? Another one that works well are strings of mittens.

Libby said...

That's a great quilting motif . . . just right for a cherry Christmas quilt.

meggie said...

Your quilt is lovely. And your DH is a wonderful handyman! Love that table & seats.

keslyn said...

Love your Christmas light quilting, well done they look great.
Happy quilting
Kerry

teodo said...

Your Christmas quilt is very very nice!
ciao ciao