Thursday, April 26, 2012

Holly and Mistletoe Quilt

I cut and pieced these blocks during the retreat. 

I bought a few extra fat quarters of green from the boat at a Little Bit of Lollys to use in the blocks.  My favorite quilts are ones that have either fabrics from friends or fabrics that I've bought from a special place.

I've started to put the corners on the blocks.

This is the quilt I'm planning to make from the book When The Cold Wind Blows.  There are parts of it I really like and some that I don't so I will be making my own version of it. 

Today is my birthday, and I'm leaving on a bus trip bright and early tomorrow morning to the quilt show in Paducah, KY.  I'll try and post from there on my phone, but if not I'll have photos when I get back.

I hope you find some time to stitch today.

Thanks for stopping by for a visit! 


  1. Happy Birthday LuAnn...Have a great time at the quilt show in Paducah...what fun you will have!

    Love your christmas quilt!

    Carolyn :)

  2. I have a copy of that book, too; love all the blocks in there--that Christmas quilt looks really difficult --just learning to applique and thought about making the blocks one at a time....Julierose

  3. Happy Birthday! and have a wonderful trip!

  4. Happy Birthday, girl!!
    A trip to Paducah--what a fun way to celebrate.
    I will be very interested to see what you end up doing to make this quilt your own. I love those blocks you are making.

  5. Happy Birthday!
    Enjoy your trip!

  6. Happy Birthday LuAnn!

    I love your Christmas blocks! Looks like you got a lot accomplished at your retreat.

    Hope you have a great trip to Paducah. I look forward to hearing about it and seeing the pictures you take.


  7. Happy Birhtday!
    Have a nice trip and take lots of pictures :)

  8. H-A-P-P-Y--B-I-R-T-H-D-A-Y!!! I have always loved that quilt and you have a good start on a version os it. I love ANYTHING from Blackbird Designs! I'm so jealous, but I know you will have a great time. We will live vicariously through your photo journalism, LOL!

    In stitches,
    Teresa :o)

  9. Happy Birthday!!
    Have a wonderful trip.
    Love your start on the quilt, I'm sure the finish will be equally wonderful. Very festive.

  10. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!! I'm sure you will have wonderful
    day and an enjoyable trip. Have fun

  11. Beautiful fabrics, it is going to be a great quilt. Enjoy your birthday!

  12. Happy Birthday!
    I hope you will have a very nice day in Paducah.

  13. Such cute little blocks- I love the name of the quilt.
    Happy Birthday! Have a fun trip.

  14. Happy Birthday to you! Hope you enjoy every inch of your Paducah trip, sounds like a fun way to celebrate!

  15. Hi LuAnn... Happy Birthday... I wove the fabric you choose for the quilt... I love the picture and can't waite to see it finished... I am so jellous that you are going toPaducha... It is a wonderful quilt show.... Have fun.. Hugs :)

  16. Happy Birthday! What a wonderful quilt you're making to celebrate. If you don't like it when you're finished, please send it to me.Have fun in Paducah!

  17. happy birthday i love all things christmas

  18. happy happy birthday! I am so jealous that your getting to go to Paducah, have fun!!!!
    take lots of pictures, always inspirational.

  19. Have a good time, birthday girl!!!

  20. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, LuAnn! I hope you're having a fab day.
    Have a blast in KY... bring back lots of pics and stories!

  21. Happy birthday!

    When I saw that picture in the book, I gasped! What a beautiful quilt! Wow! You go girl! And I realized when I read the title of that book, "Oh, I have that book, too! I love it!" I haven't looked at it in a while, so I forgot the specific stuff in it. But I sure loved the book and still do!

  22. Happy Birthday LuAnn! I hope you have a beautiful day, and I wish you fun at the quilt show tomorrow!

  23. Happy birthday to you, what a wonderful way to spend your birthday too, have fun. The blocks are looking gorgeous, I think putting your own spin on a quilt works well :0)

    Peg x

  24. Hope you had a good birthday. Love the beautiful fabrics in your blocks. That quilt is amazing. Look forward to hearing about Paducah - never been, would love to go.

  25. That's going to be a beautiful quilt when you're done! The fabrics you're using are so pretty! And Happy Birthday to you! :0)

  26. Enjoy the trip!

  27. That is going to be a beautiful Christmas quilt. Have fun in Paducah!

  28. Dear LuAnn,
    happy birthday to you and all the best for you. I hope you've had a wonderful day. The blocks you've made are soooooooo beautiful. I love the fabics all. - Thank you for your email, I'll try to answere in the next two days.
    Take care and hugs

  29. Happy belated Birthday Lu Ann, Hope you enjoyed your bus trip on the day. A beautiful quilt and lovely block .The fabrics are beautiful.

  30. Birthday greetings, and I hope the trip to Paducah is/was enjoyable and memorable. There's a lot to see in that city, whether you go during the big festival time or (as I've done 3 or 4 times) at quieter times of the year.
    Looking forward to seeing photos when you have the time. What's on display in the museum this spring?


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