Here's my oldest Christmas quilt. I made this back in 1980-something. I don't remember where I found the pattern, but piecing those letters was a challenge for me at that time. It's very graphic with those bright colors, and I don't know that I would pick those fabrics again! But it's OK. I still enjoy it.
Here is my big mistake - intricate quilting on a busy fabric. Can you see the "Merry Christmas" that I quilted? Pretty hard to see, isn't it? Can you see the holly leaf on the left border? I think those show up fairly well, but I sure learned my lesson about quilting the busy fabric. Sharon over at Grass Roots Quilting blog talked about this a while back, which reminded me of this wallhanging.
Last week we went to see the Zoo Lights at the zoo in Tacoma. This shot is overlooking part of the zoo. We'd never been before, and it was a lot of fun! There are millions of LED lights all over everything in the zoo. There were only a couple of animals to be seen. We saw a sleeping tiger and we were ogled by a shark at the aquarium. I think he was looking for a hand-out.
Here is my favorite display - the purple tree! Isn't it awesome?
We'd never been to the zoo before, so I have no idea how it normally looks, but I sure enjoyed the zoo lights! One of these days, we'll have to go back when the weather is good and in the daylight.
I've been working off-and-on at tying the corduroy quilt. Not making much progress so far - I just don't have enough time to spare right now.
I've pretty much finished cleaning the quilt studio but have had no time to go in there to play. I have a few Christmas presents to get sewn this week, so I do need to get in there. I've mostly finished shopping, I have some wrapping to do and all my baking, but I am hopeful that I can get in the studio! Besides, I need to go play with fabric for my sanity!