I have been so down and out with morning sickness (all day sickness) the past few weeks that it feels AMAZING to be working again. I couldn't even sit for long periods of time at one point without getting nauseated. Like clockwork I'm moving into the second trimester and morning sickness is starting to disappear. THANK GOODNESS! I don't know how much more I could take! :)
A bit later than planned but still within the time frame I allotted myself, I finished Monica's Santa wall hanging. Today I load up a larger Christmas quilt she sent me and I'm all sorts of motivated as the tree is up and lit and the Christmas music is playing.
I used Glide in sand on Santa's hat brim and cuffs...just enough color but not overwhelming.
Again I tried to give Santa a happy face but one with character and a little age....all that's missing is a bit of rose color in his cheeks!
Santa's boots received a similar quilting design as the background - holly leaves and swirls.
These triangles in the border were a little tricky but I got them done! I think they are half square triangles cut in the traditional matter with the bias on the outer edge...it proved to be a real stinker when trying to baste this quilt and keeping the lines straight. I think we did alright! :)
Pictures in the next day or so of the rest of Monica's quilts. I'm on a roll! :)