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J-Quilts blog

HAPPY NEW YEAR

Happy New Year and a  belated Happy Christmas, hope you all had a nice relaxing holiday time with your families and friends.  Time just seemed to run out just before the Christmas holidays and has zoomed by while taking a break with my family..  it just seems like Christmas eve was yesterday !!

My husband surprised me with a Kindle Fire which I was not expecting so instead of sewing in my holiday as I had planned to do, I got engrossed on my Kindle instead ...  at least I have a pouch already made  (see my previous post),  so have hoisted out my laptop cable and am keeping my kindle protected from any knocks.

We had a lovely relaxing family Christmas and although we didn't seem to do that much, it was nice to be together and not have to do too much work.  We don't take many holidays and it is always nice to take time at Christmas and New Year.

Prior to the holidays though I finished a number of customer quilts, this one was a sample quilt made by June, which was sent to me in the post with instructions to quilt "Hearts in bloom"  I chose a plum/mauve backing fabric and thread and it turned out great.  It was a well made sample quilt in highly contrasting creams, blacks and purples.  Which would have also made a great quilt for some custom quilting too on the solid fabrics.  I was very pleased how it quilted with the higher contrast between thread and fabric which actually blended in quite nicely.

I have never actually made a sampler quilt, but when I see it in just three of four colours it is more appealing to me - maybe one day I will make one.... 




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