Saturday, November 24, 2012

Sewing a Mystery

I have had a wonderful holiday time the past couple of days.  On Friday afternoon, I started work on a new quilt.  I can't show you much, but I suppose some simple blocks won't spoil the surprise if the recipient is reading my blog.
Here is a picture of a 4-patch block and a plus block that I made as part of the quilt.

Since I have been enjoying family and friends for the holiday that is all I have to show.  I made several other blocks but I wouldn't want to spoil the surprise by showing the ones that would give too many clues.

I am also entering the Christmas Quilt Show 2012 with a wall quilt that I made for my supervisor at work. This was made in 2011. The triangles for the trees were die cut the stars and presents under the tree were cut free hand with scissors and/or rotary cutter. This was hanging loosely when I took the photo.  In reality it is square.
Go visit the show and see some other fun Christmas quilts.

43 comments:

BJ in TX said...

So cute - love it!

Marjorie said...

Gene, I love this. And it makes my brain percolate on triangles. . .

Nina Marie said...

ohhh you must like your boss to make them something!! what a nice gift!

Barbara said...

The little presents under the tree are darling.

CJ Tinkle said...

Adorable, love the mini presents!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

What a fun little quilt!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

that is a cute small quilt

Tonya said...

I won't mind if you show me the blocks early. I'll still love it. bahahahaha

LethargicLass said...

very sweet!

Barb said...

Love your quilt Gene!!

Mary said...

Very nice little 3 Trees Quilt. I have a story that goes with it that we read at Christmastime.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Love it Gene! Unique little piece

Belinda said...

Cute trees Gene! Very nice.

SewCalGal said...

Really cute Christmas Tree quilt Gene. Love those little packages.

SewCalGal
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Amys Crafty Shenanigans said...

Lov ethose trees Gene!!

Tangos Treasures said...

Can't wait to see the "mystery"!! Love the tree wall hanging!!

Marie said...

Lovely quilt, and you are so busy with all you do. Many Christmas blessings to you. Hugs, Marie

Patti said...

Great joins. And can't wait to see what you make.

sew.darn.quilt said...

What a whimsical quilt, i like it!

Dana Gaffney said...

That is really cute, I like the little wonkyness of the trees, it has lots of personality. Thanks.

Eileen said...

Fantastic quilt. Love the whimsical trees!. Thanks for sharing and have a great day

whistlebet57 said...

Love the presents under the tree. Elizabeth

LynCC said...

Fun! Are those hot-fix rhinestones?

Nanbon44 said...

love your fun quilt, but it needs more presents under the tree....LOL

Eat Sleep Quilt said...

I visited the quilt show, I like your quilt!

Lesley said...

So cute....love this tree!

Snoodles said...

Cutest Christmas tree ever! Love the tiny presents, too!

Carla said...

Hello Gene. I saw you over at the 2012 Christmas Quilt Show. Your quilts are wonderful.

Karen said...

Great idea for the trees. It looks lovely. What a nice gift!

Needled Mom said...

Very cute!

Hilachas said...

Perfect for the holidays. So cute.

Eileen said...

Nice job, Gene. I often see your post's on Wanda's site - isn't she inspiring???!!!

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

Love your whimsical design, it's so happy looking!

Patricia said...

Cute present!

Christine M said...

Cute Christmas trees. A lovely wall quilt.

Sheila said...

Lovely present for your boss , lovely trees!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Why am I not surprised that I've love your trees and packages.

Linda said...

SO NEAT-LOVE THE LITTLE GIFTS!

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Amy said...

Love the trees! Very cute!

Kathleen at Rose Prairie said...

I love trees and yours is so cute

shez said...

very nice,well done.xx

Connie said...

What a wonderful wall hanging with the little stars and presents Gene! Thanks for sharing.

Michele Hester said...

Love the whimsy! Thank you for participating and good luck.