My Peppermint Float quilt from Simply Modern Christmas is the December quilt...
It's a really pretty quilt and actually very easy to make!
In other news, one of my goals this Summer was to get rid of some of my quilts that have been sitting and filling closets. It's not an easy thing for me to do. I love all of my quilts and they carry tons of memories, not only of why I made each one, but what was happening in my life at the time. But as difficult as it may be, I have to let go, and allow them to be loved by someone else.
I sent 3 quilts home with my son this Summer and 4 quilts home with my daughter. The haul included the first quilt I made for each of them - hand-quilted, worn, soft and faded. Tears well up just thinking about it.
I did some research, trying to find the best homes for about 15 quilts and 20 wallhangings.
A half dozen of the more masculine quilts will go to Quilts of Valor. The more feminine group will go to the Sharing Shed, a local outreach serving families and individuals in crisis. Many of their clients come to them with nothing but the clothes on their back. I'm hoping one of my quilts will be a breath of fresh air for a new start.
To those of you in the US, have a wonderful holiday weekend! Don't forget to leave a comment for the giveaway!