Saturday, July 14, 2012

Christmas Quilt Along


Today is our July installment of the Fiestive Mystery Quilt by Sue at Quilt Times  .  Today's hostess is Lynne over at Sewn Wild Oaks.  


While I wait for everyone to wake up, I am gathering my pieces and supplies for the day.  I have some doll quilts for the Mrs Claus program that I plan on finishing up by this weekend so I can mail them on.  I will be updating on this single post thru the day.

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I have decided to go with the simplest layout and only a 4 x 5  - which means I have some blocks left over, but they will be used in something.  This will make a nice couch throw, so maybe a pillow to go with it.  Now to the borders.

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The borders are on.  I want to give this a good starch pressing.  By working this construction method - optional layouts - I had to repress seams to get them to mesh up, but some I couldn't do that with so areas are bulky and need a good damp cloth pressing - Bella solids do not press well with a bulky seam.  Now to play with that pillow..... 


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The pillow is finished - will need to pick up an 18" pillow form for it - I love big pillows!




I have gotten three of the six doll quilts quilted up.  I will finish the others and then machine bind them.  I think it has been a good sewing day!

UPDATE




Well, I have only two more bindings to finish up on the doll quilts - will share these on Monday's post.  My furries want me to take a walk with them.  I share Moe a lot of late, so I need to share Bella - yes, we are going in search of some fresh cat nip - a taste and a roll and I can snip some up for in the house.  She is fun to watch - she finds those plants so easily, then pulls down the stems, strips the leaves off, and then rolls in the pile.  So I bid you all a good night.
Sewingly Yours,
Sharon

21 comments:

  1. Have fun today! I will enjoy peeking in on your updates today!! I can't think Christmas myself (today) -- I've got to get this baby quilt quilted and bake breakfast for 40 for tomorrow morning. Aye yi yi! I'm *really* looking forward to next Saturday!!! :)

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  2. I'm looking forward to seeing the doll quilts, you always come up with such cute designs for them.

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  3. Enjoy your day sewing Sharon. Your blocks are looking great .

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  4. Mrs Claus has been very busy. Santa should cook super tonight! The doll quilts are adorable.

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  5. Looks like you are in the mood already!

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  6. I love your layout, and what a clever idea to make a matching cushion with your left-overs!

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  7. Liking your layout. May do that myself.
    Carolyn

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  8. The pillow idea is nice. You'll have a beautiful Christmas set when you're done.

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  9. Yes, that is the trouble with giving a choice of layouts, but i couldn't do anything about that unfortunately.

    Still, yours looks wonderful.

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  10. Sharon, your quilt and pillow are wonderful! What a great idea to make the matching pillow. It makes a stunning set! Love your design and your fabrics! Yay you!

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  11. Sharon, the pictures of your projects are so cheerful and really get me in the mood for Christmas. Great idea using the extra blocks for a pillow.

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  12. I always love your blog, your projects are always so lovely to look at and walking your garden always makes me feel peaceful like I am with an old friend talking about quilts. Thanks and blessings Sandra

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  13. I would say you have had a good day sewing too.

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  14. The pillow cover looks terrific. Love seeing Bella working for you catnip. My cat Moxie's nip comes in a plastic tub - not sure if she would know the real plant if she came across it.

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  15. Love the fabrics you used and the layout. It is a really pretty quilt.

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  16. You amaze me at how much quilting you accomplish!! I need your time management skills!
    Gmama Jane

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  17. Your quilt looks wonderful, and I love the idea of making a matching cushion. I think I might just have to do that too with the extra pieces I managed to cut by mistake!

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  18. I love your doll quilts! Sofa quilt and pillow, too. Beautiful. My goodness. You have been busy!
    Interesting to hear how Moe enjoys cat nip. I had no idea how cats played with cat nip. Always enjoy seeing pictures of your babies.

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  19. lovely work! everything is to pretty!

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  20. Congrats on your win over at Cat Patches!

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