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Monday, October 26, 2009

Comfort & Joy

"Comfort and Joy 14 Quilts for Christmas", by Mary Hickey is a delightful book.  This book offers several designs in colors perfect for the holidays, yet most of these designs would work any time of the year.  This book is published by Martingale & Company, which always does an excellent job producing high quality books.  This particular book is well written and has an excellent balance of photographs & instructions, perfect for all levels of quilters.
Personally, it is difficult for me to select my favorite design in this book, as I love all of them.  I love the "Christmas Star Banner".  This design is a lovely design for the holidays, as well as any holiday celebration, and to decorate anytime of the year. 

The "Ribbon Wreath" quilt is definitely perfect for the holidays, but I can also see this design being adapted for many occassions and color schemes.

And the "Little Forest" design is a spectacular design that clearly works anytime of the year.  But at Christmas, how perfect to display this delightful quilt.
But then I love the Watching for Santa design, and the Midnight Star is gorgeous, and Santa's Village is delightful, Frolicking Frosties is sew much fun, and the Great Kindergarten Angel Christmas Pageant is a showstopper.....along with all the other delightful designs in this wonderful book.
I'm hoping to keep it a secret until Chrismas morning which projects I make from this delightful book.  But certainly I'll be making several Christmas gifts using designs & insights from this book, as well as making items to proudly display at my home.  I do hope you'll join me and have some fun making Christmas gifts and decorations from this special book.


Micki said...

The book looks great! I wanted to tell you that when I answered your email, it was sent back undelivered and not accepted at your end. We are with Vodophone, and it seems that hotmail accounts are getting undelivered for some reason. I just wanted to let you know, and tell you that if you need any help, just ask me. I will be glad to help you with your trip to Ireland.

Barb said...

I love those....and yes, I want to join you....but...wait......have you seen my sewing room??? It is a horrible mess.....and so many projects....