Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Christmas Garlands

A garland made with a selvage and cardstock. As I recall, I made the 1st “M” and it took so much effort that my daughter made the rest of the letters. I got the idea for this from a Mary Engelbreit Home Companion magazine.

A yo-yo garland in progress - I’m not sayin’ how long ago this was started! I think I’ll work on it when we watch Christmas movies. Typically, I don’t like to do handwork while watching a movie, but I’ve seen them all before.

I was looking at the Christmas quilt top from my previous post this morning while drinking my tea. If I do diagonal lines they won’t follow neatly because the sashing is a different size then the inner blocks. So, I was thinking of doing angel wings somehow (there are angels on some of the fabrics). A lot will depend on how I feel when this quilt comes to the top of the quilting queue.

I plan to start quilting a lap size quilt today. I’m really excited about it. I hope what I’m planning to do works and I will be done with it next week. Can’t wait to show you! Theme – dogs. Colors – blue and brown. Fabric age – main fabrics had been in my stash since 2001!

Peace, Love and Joy to You and Yours.


  1. What a fun idea to make a garland from yo-yo's . . . . something to have on hand and pick up whenever *S*

  2. Hi Maureen, Just found your blog. I also kinda, sorta follow Bonnie's scrap saver system and am always trying to use up my strips and scraps. I love your crumb blocks and your Northwinds quilt. Scrappy is my favorite style.