Time to take them down, sigh.I follow the tradition of my island home and hang my Christmas cards on string over the doorways. This year I had enough to decorate the entrances to the dining room, hallway and living room. I love seeing them displayed like this because you get to see each one and also it is nice to carry on another tiny tradition. I let them linger as I take my time 'undecorating' the house after Christmas. These will be the last to go.
Red, White and Blue String Quilt
This is a string quilt I made last year. I was reviewing the quilting videos on Youtube when I came across a string quilt tutorial from the wonderful Moussouri Quilting Company. I realized I had lots of scraps and the method presented was a great way to use them up. Jenny Doan shows how to foundation piece using ten inch paper for the foundations. I decided to do a Union Jack theme of red, white and blue and followed Jenny's directions with one exception. I cut ten inch squares of white cloth instead of paper; I think it was an old sheet I'd found in the back of a closet. It worked up quite quickly and is an effective way to use up those larger pieces we all have in our stash.