Tag Archives: Christmas

Ready for Christmas (A finish)

Odd as it seems to be making Christmas themed objects in the summer, these 4 placemats were one of the goals for Q2 in the Finish a Long.  I used some if the walking foot techniques I learned in my class at Quilt Canada, including fancy stitches from my Pfaff  (which has a 9 mm […]

A Pink Partridge

I have tried to keep up with cutting out the Jolly Little Christmas blocks (free sew along from Lorna at Sew Fresh Quilts), so that whenever I have a free moment I can sew a few seams.  The Partridge in a Pear Tree was fiddly to start, but came together nicely as long as you […]

Vintage Christmas

If you follow Lorna at Sew Fresh Quilts, you know already that she is offering free patterns for 15 sampler blocks with a Christmas theme. Go here for the Have a Jolly Little Christmas home page. And since I love sampler quilts, and quilt-alongs, it was easy to convince myself to join in. I have […]

Final Tally for Q3 in the Finish-a-Long

Not bad, not bad at all. Two previous finishes have been linked up already, my espadrilles in fabulous echino, and the Yuma pillow, completed and gifted to my in-laws. (Q3 goal setting link here.) I’ve been working away at the quilting of this Christmas Grand Illusion (mystery quilt pattern from 2014 by Bonnie Hunter) this […]

Grand Illusion Christmas ALYOF Finish!

Hurray, I have met my February goal and finished up my flimsy* for Bonnie Hunter’s Grand Illusion mystery quilt. It is really busy. Extremely so. I’m not sure I like it. So I added the 3″ red border and called it good. I have some additional blocks for a pieced border, but it’s already 52″ […]

Christmas in January

Isn’t it exciting to see a quilt top come together from a random pile of fabric? Because I seem to make a lot of quilts one-block-at-a-time, I have really enjoyed the mysteries hosted by Bonnie Hunter where we prepare a batch of different units with no idea of the final design. My last mystery with […]

Grand Illusion Check-in

I am not wracking my brain trying to figure out how these will fit together (ok, maybe just a little). I enjoyed Quiltcam yesterday with Bonnie Hunter and finished up step 4, so here I am with steps 1, 4, and 5 all done, and the rest, well, not. They will get done eventually, I […]

Grand Illusion lack of Progress

Clue #3 was posted on Friday, and through diligent effort yesterday I completed…cutting my strips. As you can see, it was tough work. I’m using dark blue instead of Bonnie’s green, and dark green instead of black. Under the strips is the reason for my lack of progress–the backing of my nephews quilt (see the […]

Step One and Well Begun

I’m following along with the Grand Illusion mystery quilt at Bonnie Hunter’s blog, Quiltville’s Quips and Snips. I enjoy Bonnie’s banter on her periodic quilt-cam nights (like a virtual sewing bee), and I love her eye for beauty in vintage scraps of fabrics. Two years ago, I made the Easy Street quilt using 30’s reproduction […]

Finish-A-Long Results for Q4 of 2013

Great! I finished 4 out of 6 of my goals, and I’m really looking forward to staying committed to finishing more projects in Q1. My goal setting post is here. New this quarter: Camouflage jacket for my daughter — done Christmas tree pants — done (blogged here) Ruby Lou doll for my daughter — done […]