Christmas Time is Here...we have had snow off and on over the last couple of weeks and I love it. The world is a much quieter place with it's blanket of snow. The dinners and parties have begun and I think I might need to join the Aqua Aerobics class at the Y after it is all over.
As a child Christmas dinner was a huge gathering at my grandparents house where we romped and played with all the cousins. Which brings me to this month's block....Pumpkin Pie. I was never a fan, still not, though with enough whipped cream piled on top I managed it. I was in the minority however and it was the pie that was served on our holiday table.
I made two versions of this block as I decided to play around with colors inspired by pumpkin pie. First I grabbed a yellow-orange out of my stash. Next I added a golden-yellow. to use for my star. Yellow will always try to grab all of the attention in a quilt block and so it seemed perfect for highlighting the star shape. And it will be able to hold its own against the orange which also tries to hog the show if you let it, which I want it to do in my Pumpkin Pie block.
I wanted to pair the yellow with a color that would remind me of a golden pie crust so went with this golden tan. There is not a lot of contrast with the two fabrics that will make up the star but I rather wanted it that way for as I said yellow can steal the show and this will tone it down some. I also needed some stark contrast to go with the orange so went with an off-white print for that.
And the end result....
My pattern testers all said they had fun with this block and they
made fun choices for their blocks as well.
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For this month's recipe I found a great post from Once Upon A Chef. This one is worth a look just for the tutorial on making a pie crust. Get the recipe here.
I might even have to give this one a try.
I want to leave you all with my warmest wishes for a Merry Christmas.
This is not always an easy time for me and I am often prone to depression during this time of year missing family members who are very dear. Spending time creating has always been a good outlet for me. I either deep clean or create when my emotions get the better of me. I guess each in their own way help me to deal with painful situations, one clears the clutter and the other brings new life in a way into my world as I create something new. I hope that wherever you are you find joy and peace as well.
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