Can you believe it is December already? Another year and decade is almost past! I've seen so many people with their decade pictures. When I look at mine I thought, wow, have I aged. I don't look like I'm in my twenties anymore and I am no longer a natural brunette! lol Yes, I have switched over to coloring my hair this year. Ugh! Onto things you would be more interested in... Jen's quilt along.
When I saw the color was purple I thought how appropriate for December, it made me think of royalty. Royalty because we celebrate the King of Kings Son.
This months flower is the Crocus. I didn't realize they are not only the first sign of spring, but they are actually a winter flower too. The more I researched this flower, I came across a few others that would bloom during the winter months in Ohio. Wouldn't it be nice to walk outside and see flowers blooming on a cold, snowy, wintry day?
When I made my block I paid no attention to the actual flower, so I didn't realize my pastel purples really suited it. This block was pretty straight forward and easy to do. I would suggest paying close attention to Jen's pressing directions. If you do each piece will perfectly nest and you will have crisp corners. I love blocks that are like that!
Check out these quilters for their take on Jen's challenge. Also, click here to get the pattern.
Bobbie @ The Geeky Bobbin
Melody @ Two Maker Chicks
Catherine @ Allie & CC
Joanne @ Everyone Deserves a Quilt
I've already completed my quilt top and I cannot wait to show it to you! This has been a fun challenge and I look forward to next years!
A lot is happening in December. Here are just a few things:
-The Tribes of Israel quilt along wraps up. I cannot wait to share my finished quilt with you! I love it.
-Information about the Diary of a Mystery Quilt, Second Edition will be shared. Charisma Horton and I have paired up for this patriotic mystery quilt. If you love donating quilts to good causes, this one is appropriate for Quilts of Valor!
- Lastly, I am participating in Cheryl Slebota's 31 Day Blog Challenge. I hope you will follow along this journey with myself and fellow quilt bloggers.
Goodness that was a lot to fit into one post... I promise they all won't be this long!
Happy December & Happy Quilting!