Friday, December 15, 2006

Gingerbread Kitchen and a Quilt Finish


I love decorating the kitchen in gingerbread for Christmas. The little primitive tree is covered with gingerbread ornaments accumulated over the years. Close ups are a little rolling pin with gingerboys and painted gingerboys measuring spoons. I have a wooden bowl in my sink window full of gingerboys and other touches around the room, including a wonderful gingerbread-scented candle from Lang. Gingerbread people are so darn jaunty!


The opportunity quilt that my mini-group has been making for the guild's show in the spring is finally done-done!!! It is called 25 Years of Friendship in honor of our guild's 25th anniversary. The friendship star motif is our guild's special block. It is made from mostly Moda Marbles. The applique is needleturned and the quilting is longarmed. Fun project--even more fun to have it finished. The really bright colors are quite a departure for us. Hope it goes over with the raffle-ticket-buying public! Note regarding snowmen pincushions: several people asked for a tutorial on the snowmen pincushions posted a couple of days ago. I fear the copyright police would have my hide for that LOL--but the pattern is available in the book, Snowman Threads by Need'l Love. There is a whole series of the Threads books put out by a group of very, very talented local quilters and crafters. These books are just fantastic and I have seen them in quilt shops all over the country so it wouldn't be hard to find. Thanks for understanding.

19 comments:

Zoey said...

Oh, how cute! I also do a gingerbread man theme in my dining room. I have never seen anything like the gingerboys measuring spoons. Just adorable.

Libby said...

What a darling tree and just perfect for the kitchen.

Patti said...

Oh Vera, I so love the gingerbread tree! That's one thing I've never done - made gingerbread ornaments for a tree. Another thing to add to my huge list of things to do when I retire! Yours just sings of joy to me.

Judy said...

I love these gingerbread trees in kitchens! So pretty!

Marcie said...

I have a feeling that your snowman pincushions are cuter that the original. I have seen those Needle Love books and they have really cute stuff! I bet your kitchen looks good enough to eat! Cute gingerbread and measuring spoons!

Ali Honey said...

The smell of Gingerbread is the best part I think! ( yummy! )

kjquilts said...

I love your Gingerbread decorations! Just perfect for the kitchen. Your little snowman pincushion turned out so cute!

The Carolina Quilter said...

Cute gingerbread tree and I love the colorful quilt. I like jewel tones with black--or white.

The Calico Cat said...

Nice quilt!

Helen in the UK said...

Great quilt - love the bright colours :)

Dawn said...

Oh the gingerbread stuff is sooo cute! And you did good on your opportunity quilt!

Shelina said...

I like gingerbread, but I am afraid I would be trying to eat them! The quilt is beautiful and I'm sure it will fetch a good price.

bettsy said...

I have always loved gingerbread as a theme and have collected some ornaments over the years. It is lovely to see your collection.

Linda_J said...

such a treat to see your blog and all the decorations and holiday preparations you have made.

The opportunity quilt came out well!

Samantha said...

your group's quilt is stunning!

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

Love that tree and the gingerbread. Mine would be eaten here!

Suze said...

The gingerbread tree smells so inviting.

YankeeQuilter said...

I have a tree in my Kitchen as well with all sorts of Kitchen things on it including gingerbread people...like the measuring spoons!

Quilting Kim said...

From a fellow-gingerbread collector, your kitchen tree is just so cute. I leave my gingerbread folks out all year -- they kinda match my decor.