Monday, December 29, 2008

Quilting The Old Year Out........

Quilting The New Year In!!

One of our favorite movies at Christmas time is "Holiday Inn" with Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire. It's a black and white classic, and such a hoot to watch. We watch it every year.

In the movie, there is a song for New Years where the chorus goes "Kissing the old year out, kissing the new year in....." And I've been humming it to myself and replacing the word kissing with QUILTING. I guess you know where MY one track mind goes! *LOL*

So yes..I'm trying to finish some older projects before the year gets crazy.(On top of the mystery thing!)

I finished quilting this a couple days ago,and the binding is on. I just need to sit and do the hand stitching on the binding and sleeve. I just couldn't make myself do it when all that was on the TV was FOOTBALL! It's not that I mind the football itself...it's the NOISE...the announcers, the crowds, the way the commercials are even broadcast louder than normal. It's like fingernails on a chalk board to me. But this is what I get being the only female in this household.

So TONIGHT...I'm claiming the TV for myself right after dinner, NO FOOTBALL...and I'm binding!

I had a hard time getting pics to turn out right...the color is most correct in the outdoor shot,but the sun is shining on the quilt, and you cant see it...so..between all of these, maybe you'll get the idea!


  1. Yay!!!! Another mystery!!!! I can't wait to get started. I'm actually working on my 2nd Old Tobacco Road (I liked it sooooo much I had to make myself one. ;-)!! Can't wait to get started Bonnie!!!!

  2. Very nice quilt! I have my 1930's version of this in my "need a border" pile! The good thing about football is it keeps DH entertained for a few hours so I can unpack!

  3. Bonnie that quilt is awesome.
    is it one of your free patterns??

  4. AMEN about the TV. Quiet is wonderful. The quilt is great and I wish you good luck on claiming the TV and getting it completed. Looking forward to the mystery. Have a Happy New Year.

  5. I too like sewing the binding down by hand to a peaceful home. I am doing some hand quilting today. The sun is shining brightly and the birds are singing. Feels almost like Spring. The last load of laundry is done and I keep checking in on you. Have a great day.
    XOXOXXOO Subee

  6. Neat quilt - I love all these scrappy looking quilts you have and have a feeling I will go back to making more of them, especially after some recent compliments on a postage stamp charm quilt I did some time back. I'm getting that feeling I need to do another.

  7. The old movies are so much fun.........sisters sisters....love that song in the movie.....

    Happy Sewing, hope your body is back on Eastern standard time and you are sleeping through the night again.

    Looking forward to the mystery :0)

  8. I'm completely inspired. Just to look at these beauties is so exciting. It makes me want to give up sleep and food for the next week just to go quilt! Thanks for the inspiration.

  9. I've made so many of these quilts with this pattern. I just love it!

  10. It's beautiful! love the scrappiness. hope you enjoyed your football-free tv!

  11. It's beautiful! Well done, as always' Happy New Year!

  12. Now I am re-inspired for this pattern! Would you believe I have had one of these, *partially* sewn together, for over a year now? This looks like a good day to finish the piecing on it so I'll have the deck cleared for the new mystery!


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