Saturday evening we enjoyed Full Score Orchestra's Christmas Concert which included Amahl and the Night Visitors . I remember watching it on TV when I was little. It's been such a delight to hear it again at Full Score's concert.
"Christmas Presents" was the title of the Christmas pageant presented at church this morning. It was truly the best Christmas pageant ever -- the children were wonderful and the message was meaningful. (We sat too far back for my pictures to be very good.) At the potluck afterward we had a birthday cake for Jesus.
This week's quilting time was devoted to Celtic Solstice. I like to make HSTs by the round-up/cut-down method. I cut a lot of 3" orange and yellow squares, sliced them in half, made HSTs, trimmed, and pressed. I made 25 pinwheel units. Then I compared what I'd made to the units from Steps 1 and 2. Oops! The pinwheels were 4.5" because the HSTs were 2.5". Well, it's easy to make them smaller! Here are the re-sized Step 3 pinwheels and a few trimmed HSTs....more to come.
|Step 2 -- finished Friday|
At this stage in a mystery it's tempting to see how the units will fit together. (And I see that one of those blue units is wrong way around. I am not going to take another picture this evening.)
The strips in this box served as leaders-and-enders while I chain-stitched the Solstice units. They're 7.5" x 1.5", sewn in 6's, and trimmed to 6.5" x 6.5." I'm not sure how many I'll make or what they'll become.
I'm joining Quiltville fans for the Mystery Monday linkup and with other quiltmakers this Design Wall Monday at Judy's Patchwork Times.