Sunday, December 8, 2013

Piecing Christmas

I think I'm going to have to make a New Year's resolution to be a more diligent blogger! In my defense however, I have been working on Christmas gifts that I don't want to make public yet. The trouble is that after Christmas I'll forget to share them with you!

A little progress has been made on the Christmas quilt (see previous post). I auditioned the 12" blocks with the medallion I'd made. I think they're going to end up as borders on the top and bottom of the flimsy.




There will be a couple blocks from that set leftover but they're not so Christmas-y that they couldn't go into some other non-seasonal quilt top eventually. There are more of the 9" Churn Dash blocks available. I think they're going to end up down the sides.


Not slap up to the Churn Dashes that surround the medallion; there will be something to separate them a bit.


I'm adding the length I wanted with two rows of 6" twinkling stars.


Each row will add nine inches in length (or height if you prefer). The extra three inches allows me to stagger the stars for effect.

It will likely be Christmas or later before this top is complete. Our elder son and his girlfriend are coming up from the southwest for a week long visit. That will eat into my sewing time (not that I mind!). There may not be any blogging during their visit either. ;- )

3 comments:

Julierose said...

I love this Christmas Medallion quilt of yours! Great way to use pictorial fabrics...hugs, Julierose

Sharon said...

Your quilt is coming along great! I think it will be very cheery.

I know what you mean about the blogging. I have been terrible at it this year. Maybe next year will be better.

Have you survived this cold spell alright? Brrr!

apple pie said...

that quilt is AMAZING!