I’ve been working with Moda’s Countdown to Christmas charm packs. This is the rag quilted table runner that I made on Sunday as a gift, using just the red, green, and white squares in the collection.
And here are fabrics from the same collection put together in a totally different way. This one is made using the red, white, and black squares in the collection with one of the greens for the border. I listed this one on Etsy this morning. When I checked a few minutes ago, eight people had posted it on their favorites list! Yeah!! I’ve never had that many hits so soon. It is very striking.
I finished another rag quilted runner tonight while I was watching the X Factor. There are several that I liked from their first audition that are still in the competition. I especially like the 59 year old guy, but I’m not sure how far he will go head to head with some of the younger competition, but anyway, I was really glad to see him get through. Should be interesting.
Another chilly, cloudy, windy day today. We decided that there was no point in being cold, so we got the furnace going. Nothing feels warmer than wood heat.
The neatest part of the day was watching our pet toad eat a spider. He was hiding under the deep freezer with just his nose sticking out. Rather quickly he walked (he doesn’t hop, he walks) out across the floor toward the wall. We watched him for a few minutes, then I got up to check on him. He was about three inches away from a rather large black spider. The toes on his back feet were twitching with excitement or anticipation. In a split second, the spider was gone! There was another spider over by the floor drain, but he ignored it and hopped over by the bathroom door. When I came up a few minutes ago, he was still in the same spot, sound asleep. Too cute!
I’m going to work on another runner using the Countdown to Christmas collection. I want to try something with triangle squares. I’ll have to put it in my thinking cap for tonight!