Thursday, December 16, 2010

Holiday Decorating--Part II

Continuing the tour...
I finished the Crazy Eight throw.  I would definitely buy another pre-assembled kit like this one.

A simple large meander for the quilting using a tan/brown variegated thread.  Love the bias striped fabric for the binding. The small throw is gracing my loveseat in the living room.

This vintage 50's mouse belonged to my MIL and is meant to hug a candle, but I put him on my kitchen shelf.  He's trying to shield himself with the glass ball from those piercing cat's eyes!

Erica's string tree from elementary school on the fridge.  The beaded poinsettia magnetized clip I found years ago at a discount store.

Rustic decorations on the lawyer's bookcase. The tin ceiling tile Santa was a junk shop find.

I couldn't resist this happy St. Nick in his sleigh.  It makes me smile to see the plump penguins and the chubby polar bear.  This was a garden shop find from a couple of years ago. 

Grant bought orchids for the girls and me last year.  This one rebloomed--the first time that has ever happened to me!

No idea what sort it is, but I love the waxy yellowy-green flowers.

I put together this wreath in about 3 minutes with clip-on poinsettias, a pre-made bow, and some fancy berry sprays.  (Our front door badly needs paint!)


More poinsettias.  This was an American Patchwork & Quilting design from more than 10 years ago.

It was my first complex applique project and I was pleased with the way it turned out.  I still have most of the $26 worth of rayon specialty thread spools the pattern called for!  I believe I finished it in 2001 and it hangs in my dining room every Christmas.  I still have scraps of the batiks I used for the flowers and leaves! 

12 comments:

Quilt Hollow said...

Thanks for the tour!!

Nicole said...

Thanks so much for sharing your decorating during the holidays. I adore seeing what other people are doing! Your Christmas quilts and hangings are wonderful!

Kate said...

Very pretty poinsettas and great wreath! Love your daughters string art!

Barb said...

YOur Crazy eight throw is adorable as well as your decorating...

Quilting in My Pyjamas said...

I Love that throw...watch me trudge around the internet trying to find one for the next 6 months...sigh.

Im a big fan of the rustic decoartions too!

Thanks for letting us take a peek inside Annie's Christmas.

Finn said...

All your decorative touches are soooo pretty. Love the elf from MIL, perfect with the shiny ball to hid him from the cat! Everything is just so special...love it..especially the fat penguins...LOL Hugs, Finn

Tanya said...

That's a great Christmas tree on you fridge! I would love to learn how to make those. My niece and nephew showed me some circles they had made long ago too but I can't figure it all out...

Vivian said...

Bias binding is an impressive, special way to finish a quilt. It seems to especially suit winter and Christmas projects. (reminding us of candy canes?)
Love all your decorations, especially the poinsettias and that cute little mouse.

Speaking of decorations, our newest tree ornaments will be hanging from boughs soon. Our tree went up tonight, and we'll be decorating it tomorrow. The two little stockings you made for us will be front and center. Thanks again, Annie.

Michele said...

What beautiful decorations! Thanks so much for the tour!

Lori said...

Your home is so pretty and festive!! I adore the crazy eight quilt!!!

julieQ said...

Your poinsettia quilt is just wonderful!! and your entire home is just so pretty...Merry Christmas!

fatcatquilts said...

I love seeing all the holiday decorations. Your Crazy Eight quilt is adorable. Love the striped binding.