Almost a Finish and (a lot) More

Mystery Quilt

Here's my progress on my December ALYoF goal... a mystery quilt I started in 2006! I have just under 48 hours to crank out a finish with some uncomplicated free motion quilting. I'm so excited to have the quilt top finished. I'm looking forward to giving it away, but I might have to spent some time looking at it first. :-)

completed red, black and white mystery quilt topdetail view of red, black and white mystery quilt


Little Letters

I finished piecing all my letters for my two little letters quilts. I need to cut about a million (okay 84) 1.5" corner squares for the sashing. Then I'll be able to get these all pieced together. Little Letters blocks in brightsLittle Letters blocks in blues and greens


do. Good Stitches

Here are my December do. Good Stitches blocks for the Promise Circle. These scrappy domino blocks went together very quickly. I was even able to raid my 2 1/2" strip scrap pile for some of the pieces. They are on their way to Diana in New York. I'm looking forward to seeing the finished quilt.   scrappy domino block with low volume backgroundscrappy domino block with low volume background


Drawstring Bag

My mother-in-law does embroidery and a while back I noticed that she was keeping her supplies in a plastic shopping bag. Then I saw this adorable fabric and I decided that she needed a large lined drawstring bag for her project and supplies. This one is the Artist Bag size of Jeni Baker's Lined Drawstring Bag.


lined drawstring bag with red and white fabric featuring embroidery diagrams



I started making progress on my Disney Mini Quilt. I won't be able to show too many progress pictures, because I think it would give it away to the recipient, but I'm very excited about my plan and hope she'll love it!

pieced striped background



I made 10 dozen holiday cookies... Here are the quilt block cookies I brought to my guild's holiday party and a selection of the 7 dozen that I brought to the annual cookie party that I attend.

quilt block royal icing cookiesChristmas royal icing cookies



I guess I've been busy. We also celebrated Hanukkah and Christmas with family. I hope the holiday season was enjoyable for you and your family.

Dozens of hanukkiahs lit for the 4th night of Hanukkah.
Hanukkah celebration with our congregation (4th night).

Hanukkiah with candles for last night of Hanukkah.



6 thoughts on “Almost a Finish and (a lot) More

    1. sarah

      Post author

      Thank you! When I bought the fabric I thought of a particular friend when I picked out the fun backing fabric. I wasn't sure I needed to make her a quilt, but I've thought of her every time I've worked on it over the last 8 1/2 years. Somewhere along the line it became hers (though she doesn't know) and I'm very excited to give it to her. If I had just finished it without an intended recipient, I'd probably be keeping it. :-)

  1. Bo

    The letter quilts look great!! Good luck on the "million" corners you still have to do. That was funny!! The cookies looked absolutely delicious!! Supposed to go to the movies with your Mom tonight to see Annie!!

    1. sarah

      Post author

      I'm itching to start some new projects, so I'll have to show great restraint and finish up the ABC quilts once I'm done with the mystery quilt. You and Mom have fun tonight!


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