Last night after teaching class I stopped by the State Capital. I only live a few blocks away and I wanted to get a look at the State Christmas Tree.
Here are some pictures of the Capital building and the State Tree. Unfortunately one section of the lights on one side were out but I am sure that they will be fixed soon. (click pictures to enlarge)
The Big Tree lighting was last week. I usually put up my tree (actually trees) after thanksgiving. I do plan to do that one on Friday, but I did one early. I have a ton of Santa ornaments so I do one tree of only Santa ornaments.
And I finished the Luxury Essentials Quilt top.
After all the blocks were pieced and arranger how I wanted them I sewed the blocks into rows. It might be just me but I find that it is very easy to get the blocks confused and the order mixed up so I label the blocks with mashing tape. I put numbers on the tape like this….see the top row
then when sewing I make sure that the ones go together and then the twos etc.
then after the rows are all stitched together I mark the rows the same way
It keeps me from adding them backward. here is the finished top.
Next I need to get a backing fabric and start quilting.
Remember the Drawing for the fabric giveaway is tomorrow.