Thursday, December 17, 2009

Christmas Countdown

I don't know about you, but I finally had to make the difficult decision to temporarily step away from the sewing machine.  The Christmas cards will not address themselves, nor will the presents get wrapped by magical elves.  On our family blog, I have a Widget that counts down the days, hours and minutes until Christmas.  I am in denial and refuse to check it.

I did want to show you the back of the third coin quilt.  Remember this one?  There was enough binding (already joined and ironed) leftover from the Horizons quilt.

Here is how I pieced the back.  Several leftover fat quarters joined with a bigger piece of fabric from my stash.

Here are two more little quilts from the AAQI.  I did not get a picture of the third one which is the coolest.  It arrived just as I was boxing up a package of Christmas presents to ship to Montana.  It is a blue guitar for my oldest son.  Hopefully I will remember to get a picture on Christmas Day.

I do have a Friday finish to share with you tomorrow.  Stop by for Sew & Tell Friday.

Have an amazing day!!!


  1. Oh Rene, I'm right there with behind on all my Christmas responsibilities! I've got Christmas with my family this Sunday and my daughter comes home from LA on the 23rd. I'm in a "just in time" mode, doing first what's coming up next....but I'm still sewing at least an hour a day...I hope!

  2. Rene'...thank you for all your encouragement the other day! It's comforting to know that we can only do what we can do...where our priorities lie and that it's all okay!

    The back of your coin quilt is lovely and the AAQI quilts are beautiful. I need to bookmark it as a favorite site and take a look around...when I remember to! LOL This is what hubby's aunt is in the beginning stages of.

    Can't wait to see you finish tomorrow!
    Blessings dear friend!
    Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  3. Ugh. I refuse to believe Christmas is only 8 days away. If I don't acknowledge it it isn't happening lol.
    I still have no clue for half my family.
    I love the backing, and the quilt! lol

  4. I hear you, Rene'! I still have shopping and wrapping to do and I'm beginning to think that New Year's cards would be much nicer than Christmas cards!

  5. I love these coin quilts and your colors are beautiful!