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Wednesday, December 02, 2015

A winter project

I spent much of this afternoon with Christmas music playing and wrapping gifts, which I'm happy to say are all done, with the exception of one or two. Over the weekend I finished putting my winter-themed pillow cover together and I thought you might like to see the finished project...


Many of you will remember that this piece was the 'January block'
for Pam Kellogg's 2015 crazy quilt calendar.


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Today the quote is an Inuit saying..... "Yesterday is ashes, tomorrow wood.  Only today does the fire burn brightly"

20 comments:

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

That is pretty. I do like blue and white. Nice stitching.

Sandra said...

Very pretty pillow

handmade by amalia said...

My first visit to your pretty blog. I love wrapping gifts but it does take a long time.
Amalia
xo

Christine Barnsley said...

What a beautiful pillow Mary Anne! Lovely wintry scene! I love the snowmen!! Christine x

Judys Lace Creations said...

This is a lovely piece of work Mary Ann. What a clean, crisp look this pillow has.

Kim said...

Your Christmas gifts are all wrapped?? Really...why it's only the 2nd December!! About your Winter pillow, it is gorgeous. So much pretty detail and I love the blue and white!

deanna7trees said...

love the pillow and all its stitching. so many areas to investigate.

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

That is one of my all time very favorite blocks EVER!!
HO HO HO

Mosaic Magpie said...

Ah yes the beautiful past header! It kept me mesmerized each time I looked at it! You could play "I Spy" for hours with that beauty!

Dolores said...

No fair. You're finished Christmas shopping already? The cushion is gorgeous. A great accent for the season.

Baa. xxx said...

Looks beautiful and sparkly for the winter season. Love the prairie points in blue - really showcases the white.

Vicki W said...

Very pretty!

Caroline Heinrichs said...

Great idea to use white as snow and blue as the sky! Nice work there!

Quinn said...

Wouldn't that saying make more sense the other way round? Yesterday's wood is tomorrow's ashes, if the fire burns today. Not to be argumentative, I just take my trees literally ;)

Createology said...

Winter CQ block in blues is truly stunning. Your immensely decorated and stitched block is such an interesting way to spend hours enjoying every beautiful bit and bob of it all. Creative CQ Bliss...

Janie Krig said...

Great project, I really like how you finished it, beautiful.
Encouraging quote too.

FlashinScissors said...

A gorgeous block! I love the prairie points, they really set the block off! Such a pretty cushion! Very nice work, Mary Anne!

Barbara xx

Lady of the Manor said...

Simply stunning!!

karen said...

Love this, beautiful embellishment. I think we need to come up with a title for you...the embellishment Queen, you do this so well and so uniquely...

Renee said...

Your winter block is sooooo gorgeous! I love the pillow cover you created with it. It is always fun to see this beauty again. Beautiful work!