a cardinal christmas

Christmas is only 63 days away.


Time to think of a beautiful quilt to hang on our living room wall.

I just received Quilting for Christmas magazine and was instantly drawn to the beautiful wall-hanging, Carol of the Cardinals.

(And this is a 'just-pinch-me-I-must-be-dreaming-moment'. I just found out that the designer of this quilt has commented on my blog! ~~Wendy Sheppard from Ivory Spring....yes, I am in awe & have an ear-to-ear grin!)

Time to mix-and-match all of my fabric scraps.

I so love this pattern because it worked up quickly, but the design still maintains that quaint, simple allure of Christmas.
And then to add my most favorite bird to enhance this!?! This is just so perfect.

Just a few more stitches to finish the edging of the applique and then I can tackle the basting & quilting -- and I'm not sweating that like I usually do because it is small enough that I don't have to clear out the furniture.


Ivory Spring said...

Good morning, Dawn! Wow - this is so cool. I love the colors you have chosen for the Christmas Cardinal project -- SIMPLY LOVELY!

Do you mind if I link to your blog and ask people to come see your cardinal project? If you don't mind, is it okay for me to use your last picture in the post so that people can come and see the rest?

Oooo - I can't wait to see your finished work. I think your colors are so cheerful!

StitchinByTheLake said...

I love it Dawn! Wendy makes the best designs - I always love her work. blessings, marlene

jacquie said...

so lovely dawn...i love that it's christmas without using traditional christmas fabric!

QuiltedSimple said...

Love the christmas without the "Christmas fabrics". This would work all winter too....

SewAmy said...

this is adorable. Love you sewing / stitching. and I LOVE birds.

Anonymous said...

It's beautiful, eye-catching because it's so different. Lovely!

Quiltersal said...

Just lovely! Good job, Dawn. Your work is always exquisite!

Ivory Spring said...

Hi Dawn,

We just might be each other's long lost twin!!! What more can we say when we both have, shall we say, "great tastes" in dishes and quilting?!*wink*

I will be posting on your lovely cardinals next week.... thanks for granting me the permission.

I hope you have a lovely weekend -- and hope you get some sewing done too! :)

Dandelion Quilts said...

As always, I love your color choices. AND, the pattern is just darling. How beautiful!

Cindra said...

This is going to be gorgeous!

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Hi Dawn, I really like this pattern. Your colors are great.
Keep Stitchen'

ellen b. said...

Hi Dawn,
I came over from Wendy's blog Ivory Spring and your work looks wonderful. I'm sure it will be a great wall hanging for Christmas!!

Anonymous said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.