I have started a new quilt. This will be for my other twin daughter, Elaina. Her quilt, like her sister’s will be made from the Bliss fabric collection by Bonnie & Camille. The pattern will be…drum roll please…”Toulouse” by Carrie Nelson of Miss Rosie’s Quilt Co. I have loved this pattern ever since Nicole, Thelma, and Lisa posted each of their versions of “Toulouse” on their blogs! When Bliss came out, I knew this was THE fabric collection I had been waiting to make “Toulouse” with.
“Toulouse” is one of those love at first sight quilts. I have been saving this pattern for just the right time when I would be ready. It IS crawling with my former nemesis, flying geese. After my therapy session with “Plan C,” my fear of flying is cured and I have the perfect fabric, there is no reason for me to not make this beauty. I spray sized all my fabrics today. It’s about the only step of the quilt process I dread, but it’s done! I will start cutting the fabric this weekend. I am so excited to make this quilt. I hope the top will be completed by the New Year. It will be my last big project of the year, hopefully. Elaina is very excited as well! She has been super patient waiting for her turn!
My house is pretty much all decorated now. We have one small tree to go up in the downstairs still. It is our green and white Michigan State Spartan tree. Very cute when it’s done. Well, Scott says if the basketball team doesn’t start playing better, we are not putting it up. R-i-g-h-t! He’s full of hot air. He lives and breathes MSU, blood runs green. Wears his green heart on his sleeve for that team! He would never not put that tree up! I like to collect Santas. All sorts…prim, whimsical, old fashioned, etc. I have them displayed all through the house. I use the area above my kitchen cabinets to display a large collection of them. Normally, I have some roosters up there, but I remove them at Christmas time. Scott usually buys me at least one Santa every year. Several of the Santas are very sentimental to me because my grandma collected them too and I have several from her collection.
Well, there’s a little peek at my Santa collection! I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend! I know I will!