Here are the directions for finishing My Tweets with a sawtooth border for the blocks. Be sure to check my sawtooth border tutorials for tips on making these. You can find them in the categories section under Sawtooth Borders.
Hello everyone. I hope that all of you had a lovely holiday weekend. Here is a shot from my design wall. This is actually an old shot but it brings up an important point…just how exactly am I going to finish this quilt. In the next few days I will be providing finishing directions for both the sawtooth version and the appliqué version. When I am trying to decide what color I want to use for my border or sashing I find it’s good to get all the blocks out and look at the “grand total” of the fabric. I will usually bring them all shopping with me and lay them out on which ever fabric I am considering for the sashing and border. Sometimes what we think will be perfect ends up being too busy or too dull. If you have trouble with this I’m sure people will be happy to help you at your local quilt shop. I wish I could be more specific than that but my best advice is go with your gut.
Thanks to 16 inches of snow and the photoshop fairies I can give you your present on time! Here it is…ta da…the appliqué border for My Tweets for those of you who are really truly hooked.
You can download it here. Just tape the pieces together and off you go…
All next week I will be wrapping up My Tweets and posting all the finishing directions. Remember, these patterns will be up until the end of January and then they go into the shop so make sure you have them all saved if you haven’t started.
I hope you all have a wonderful Holiday Season…Hugs from me
I must start out with the fact that …I. AM.TOTALLY. PARTIAL. To this Grandpa name. See that nice gentleman in the picture, he’s my dad. He passed away 8 years ago so just looking at this picture makes me sad. But I have to say he had the best grandpa name ever, bestowed on him by my daughter. Here’s the story…
When my daughter was a baby my dad used to come see her almost every day. He used to walk in the house and say “Hello pumpkin”. Well, when she got old enough to talk I saw her looking out the window. When she saw my dad walking down the street she announced, “Pumpkin is here”. It turns out that she thought all gray haired people were called Pumpkin. Once we were out at a store and I stopped to visit with a friend who just happened to have gray hair. She very kindly told this person, “I have a pumpkin at home just like you”. Once she was looking out the window and noticed that our neighbors were being visited by their grandparents. She came and told me, “Mom, Emily’s pumpkin is here, he’s right outside”
Needless to say, my dad became Grandpa Pumpkin. That’s why he has a pumpkin quilt and why I am mildly obsessed with pumpkins. I’m wondering if I can convince my husband to be Pumpkin if we ever have grandkids…How’s that for names…Mimi and Pumpkin.
Still madly working on my border….check back soon.
So, this past Sunday we had our now annual “No Rehearsal Christmas Pageant” at church. We figure, families already have enough craziness this time of year why add a pageant rehearsal. Pretty much every kid that walks in the door that Sunday can be in the pageant if they want to. We have the older kids learn some lines…or read them if they choose. We have Mary and Joseph (of course) come in, followed by a Christmas Hymn. Then shepherds and another hymn, then angels and another hymn…you get the idea. This year my friend Kristy had her dog dressed as a cow. When we got to “Angels we have heard on high…” the dog/cow got really into it….he would basically howl all through the Gloria chorus. Now that puts me in the Christmas spirit!
Ok now I am going to try try to finish that border design…check back Saturday and see how I did
I’m not sure if you guys know this about me but among others things I am the pre-school Sunday school teacher at my church. It’s really one of the most fun things I have ever done at church because every week I get to be blown away by incredible cuteness. For Advent this year we decided to make our very own Nativity set…out of water bottles. People at church loved it so much that it got a place of honor in the sanctuary. The kids were thrilled. My favorite part is the camel…he’s a two water bottle figure!
Wow! I can hardly believe Christmas is a week away. I had better get going on the shopping and baking side of things. One thing I am really going to try to get done though is the appliqué border…hmmm…well how about the design for the appliqué border. Today’s shots are a little preview.
Head on over to Judy’s blog and see what others are up to.