Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Santa Finish!

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!  If I had to pick one thing I am thankful for it would be Mr. Squash!  He is my best friend and the most wonderful thing to ever happen to me!  We're going to enjoy dinner out this year and save the turkey for Christmas.

Speaking of Christmas, I just finished the second to last of my Kathy Schmidt calendar blocks.


For the first time I substituted two of my own fabrics in the block.  I really like how it turned out!  One more to go, then I plan to incorporate them all in a quilt.  Stay tuned as I just might need your help in deciding on a layout for the quilt!

On Sunday we're headed to Portland for a few days of shopping and big city merriment!  If all goes well I will post from there.

16 comments:

Sherry@The BarnQuiltStore Blog said...

Happy Thanksgiving! I'm busy, busy painting barn quilts! The orders are FLOODING in but we are taking today & tomorrow off then it's back to work! My husband is helping me now...it's so nice having a 6'7" elf!!!
Hope you & Mr. Squash have a fun weekend!
♥'s
Sherry

Stephanie said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and Mr. Squash and the girls. Enjoy your "dishes free" day! I think both you and the mister are lucky. :o) That is a gorgeous Santa! Have fun in Portland -- wish I was there too.

Peggy Aront said...

I've enjoyed following your Kathy Schmitz blocks!
I can't wait to see how you lay them out :)
Peggy in NJ

Sue said...

Santa is Adorable ! Love your fabric choices and I can not wait to see what you have planned for the layout for this quilt. Have fun in Portland !

Jeanna said...

Oh how I would LOVE some BIG city merriment! I hope you and Mr. Squash have safe travels and an enjoyable time in the CITY ;)

I seriously have to research Kathy Schmitz... I love your blocks and would have to say that this one is my favorite. Your stitches are amazing and the border is awesome!

Enjoy your holiday my friend...

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Prairie Stitcher said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Candace. I like your philosophy on dinner out. Very creative. And the block looks wonderful. I'm working on some blocks for Easter and spring that have lots of embroidery in them. Have a nice HOLIDAY! Don't give that turkey a second thought. Enjoy! Prime rib, anyone? Do tell us where you went for Thanksgiving dinner, though. See you.

Anne said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and Mr Squash! Love your block. Have fun in Portland. :)

Anne said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and Mr Squash! Love your block. Have fun in Portland. :)

QuiltSue said...

I just love your Santa. He looks so jolly, and the snowman he's holding is cute too.

Carrie P. said...

Happy Thanksgiving! and enjoy your mini vacation. I do like the fabrics you used on Santa.

Ulla said...

The Santa block is great, the little touch of colour is enough.
Happy Thanksgiving to you!

Sharon said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and Mr Squash. Safe travels to PDX, one of my favorite cities!

Kaaren said...

So, so pretty. I just love Kathy's designs and can't wait to see how you incorporate them into a quilt.

Happy Thanksgiving to you, Mr. Squash and the girls.

pratima said...

Santa with snow man, how cute!! The tiny patchwork around all of your stitchery blocks is very charming, Candace! The colors really sparkle. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving day. Have a fun trip to Portland :)

Tammy said...

Your Santa is so cute, you are so talented. Hope you have a good trip to Portland. We came home a couple of days early so we don't get stuck on bad roads with the 5th wheel. Safe travels and big hugs!!

Ulla's Quilt World said...

So lovely! :)
Greetings from Finland!
Ulla's Quilt World
Hugs, Ulla