There seems to be a resurgence of paper piecing….or is it that I am just being called in that direction lately.
I always love seeing all of the wonderful BOMs that show up each January. Try as I might to deny that I would love to do each one, there are so many tempting ones this year. I have jumped on the bandwagon for a couple of them.
The first one that captured my heart was the Charlie Brown BOM. Although the patterns are already published (for FREE) at http://tweloquilting.blogspot.com, the goal is to do one a month. This is a QAL that can be found at Bea’s blog. January we were to make Franklin.
He was so much fun that I went ahead and added Peppermint Patty to my now growing gang.
The grandkids are loving seeing these come to life and are choosing the order of appearance. Next up is Charlie Brown. I am hoping for a Pigpen character as that is the one they all love.
While I am not crazy about ripping off all of the papers involved in paper piecing, I couldn’t help but start another project using the technique. This a a Judy Niemeyer placemat pattern. I LOVE the precision of the points with paper piecing. I just need to quilt these up and bind them.
I guess it is close enough to Christmas for the Christmas cactus to finally bloom. Maybe it should be called a New Year’s cactus. This was from a HUGE plant of my grandmothers. When they get too big and woody I break off a piece and start a new one - or two - or......
I’ve have had some productive yard work this past week by finally finishing the pruning of the over 100 rose bushes. It is always such a great feeling to wrap up that job! Hopefully, the rains we have enjoyed will make for a great display in a few months.
If you are interested in a really fun blog hop coming up in March, check out www.sewwequilt.com for information. If you love birds this is a great one to join and sign ups fill up quickly. Lana is our cheerleader (organizer) of the Tree Bird hop. If you have never participated in one you should give it a try. They are so much fun and they have great sponsors.