Sunday, December 16, 2007

Stars and Snowballs

Whew, are my fingers sore LOL! The bindings are done on my sons' quilts--in time for Christmas! Yay. These are not good photos and for that I apologize, but I was anxious to snap them before wrapping them up. Better photos can come on Christmas morning when the recipients hold them up and say cheese.



The stars quilt was started as a Jo Morton block of the month (actually three blocks of the month) at my local quilt shop a couple of years ago. The snowballs quilt was based on a pattern I saw in Great American Quilts Book Nine. It, too, has been in the works for over a year. I think it is pretty hard to find a quilt pattern that is masculine but won't bore me to death while working on it!!!
Snow fell again on Kansas City yesterday...a very dry light snow. That was a good thing--it kept me in the house, fingers to the needle. Friends are arriving in town from Arizona this week and we hope to spend a little time with them so it is good to have the quilts finished. Now to concentrate on the rest of the baking. This afternoon I'll attempt to clean out the freezer to make room for some more containers of yummies. I love to have lots of varieties of cookies in the freezer to pull from for trays---for neighbors, for friends, and for family get-togethers. The list so far: orange vanilla wafer balls, chocolate/caramel chippers, oatmeal molasses, chocolate brownie cookies, gingersnaps, drizzled white Oreos, peanut butter blossoms, frosted sugar cookies, cranberry walnut bars, and lemon bars. This list, of course, can change depending on supplies and aching backs!

21 comments:

Fiesta said...

They are both beautiful and I bet they will enjoy them. Happy holidays Vera.

Kathie said...

Great quilts!
oh I bet the boys will love these quilts.
I have wanted to make a quilt like that blue one for a long time...
just love it! good luck with all those different cookies, yummy nothing like cookies in mho
Kathie

pamina said...

Your quilts are wonderful especially the star quilt, i love these colors ! Both will be wonderful gifts !

Angie said...

Love that stars quilt, Vera!!! And the snowball/string is wonderful for a guy! Both are just excellent! Hey, can you ship about half of your cookies this way, then I can pretend I did lots of baking this Christmas!! ROFL

Marilyn R said...

Fabulous quilts! Your sons should love them!

Karen Dianne Lee said...

Oh the boys are going to love these. They're beautiful. I can't help myself but I just want to get under that Stars quilt... The fabrics are FANTASTIC!!!

Libby said...

Fantastic quilts for your sons - that are gonna be happy fellas come Christmas *s* Your treat list sounds very yummy - maybe it's time for a little baking around here, too.

Darlene said...

Perfect for your special men. They are both very, very nice!

Mary said...

Love them both and the snowball one has been on my list although I plan to modify it somewhat...like it in blues!

Susan said...

Both quilts are great, and I'm sure will be well received. The star one is made of fabrics I absolutely adore! I'd love to see the recipes for the orange vanilla wafer balls and the cranberry bars. When you have time. No hurry for me. No Christmas baking going on here.

Happy In Quilting said...

Both quilts are just lovely and the colours are great....

Helen in the UK said...

Congrats on getting those 2 quilts finished. Both are lovely :)

anne bebbington said...

Well done on the finishes despite the sore fingers they're definitely worth it!

Nancy said...

The Stars quit is particularly wonderful.

n, np

julieQ said...

How nice for your boys to get quilts for Christmas. and beautiful ones at that. I need to get cracking on my Christmas cookies to share with neighbors and friends. Dec. 25th is coming quick!!

Merry Christmas!

JulieQ

Patti said...

Vera, the quilts look absolutely marvelous! Of course the stars in the first picture is my favorite - love those colors! Which is why I sent you all the fabrics you used in the second quilt. I'm so glad they found a home in such a beautiful quilt! I know your sons will just love these.

Linda_J said...

Hurray for getting the quilts done in time for Christmas plus baking too and all those cute little Santa covers? The quilts both turned out wonderfully and your guys are lucky to have them as a gift.

So much fun to stop at the blogs and see how everyone decorates and readies for the holiday season.

Jenni @ Fairybread said...

Yum! Your freezer sounds like a delight. The quilts are great too - good to get them finished a day or two in advance.

Judy said...

Absolutely fabulous quilts!*g*

Red Geranium Cottage said...

The quilts are wonderful!! I especially love the star one. Love the colors!

Dawn said...

Oh they are both wonderful! What great quilts!