Tuesday, December 29, 2009

How to eat an Elephant .....

One bite at a time!  That is such an old joke but appropriate for this post.  Remember this BOM pattern that I won from Paula the Quilter?



I decided to make my own BOM.  I am happy to report that I am totally on schedule with this one!  I have finished the September through December rows.

 
September



October



November



December

I am using all Thimbleberries fabrics.  Lord knows, I have plenty of them.  The original pattern had much more detailed trees that were made with templates.  Honestly, I was just too lazy to do that.  In honor of Lynette Jensen (Mrs. Thimbleberries herself) and her love of the Flying Geese block, I decided to make simple Flying Geese trees instead.  If you have ever made Thimbleberries patterns, you know how much Lynette loves to use those in her design!

The Santa row is a little hard to see right now without any detail.  That will be added later.

I have 5 more rows, then sashing and borders.......another little diversion from the pattern.


Blessings, Cathi

12 comments:

Quilt Hollow said...

Your version is adorable!! Liking it lots. I've had very little time quilting with all home! :-) Oh and if you run out of TB...I may have some! Hee!!

kimland said...

You make it look so easy. Keep up the great work!

Joan said...

Wow! I love your design.. Can't wait to see it all done!

Leann said...

Oh Cathi, you are the busy bee. Hope that you Christmas was wonderful - love the pic of the guys in their antlers. Looks like they are perfect gentlemen.

Have a terrific New Year!
Leann

Linda said...

Love your design. I'm a Thimbleberries fan also. Can't wait to see the finished top.

Micki said...

Your version of the quilt will be so cute! Happy New Year!
Micki

Screen Door said...

I love it -- and the best part is you are making it your own.....Great job.....

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

Very clever!

Libby said...

Look at you go! What a great way to change up the pattern and make it your very own *s*

Carrie P. said...

You go girl! Great job.
Happy new year to you and your very cute family.

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

What a beautiful quilt. I look forward to seeing it when you've finished. Have a wonderful New Year.
Blessings,
Marcia

Kelly@ Charming Chatter said...

That is TOO CUTE, Cathi! And way to go staying on top of it! Can't wait to see it all finished up this year!