Thursday, December 9, 2010

Runner Out and Buy This Book

There is wonderful new Christmas quilting book out by Jeanne Large and Shelley Wicks called "Tis the Season. I know, you have plenty of quilting books and don't need any more - well, this one is pretty darn worth it. Lots of fun and colorful projects with great little hints and tips sprinkled throughout the book. I made the Winter Whimsy Wool Runner. The version in the book was on white wool felt, but I thought I would use black to tie into the new black kitchen counter top and the new knobs. Oh, didn't I show you that yet? I guess I better get around to doing that. Anyway, I used black wool felt (once again the picture was taken at night under not-so-great lighting). I decided it needed a little color boost so I bordered it with a red flannel that had black dots. Much fussy cutting later, it looks pretty good. The buttons around the hearts in the middle are old red buttons and the center button is red with a yellow center. In person it looks just right. Just what the dining room needed to be festive. I could add some more old buttons on it - some green ones and some gold ones. What do you think? Jerilynn

1 comment:

  1. Everything's better with more buttons. Very attractive even if you don't do a thing more to it.