Wednesday, 27 November 2013

WIP Christmas Thingy ... :)

Not sure what to call my new WIP ... it's going to be a 50" x 50" (ish) table cloth / runner / mat /  lap quilt for dear niece. I bought the fabric a couple of weeks ago and it's adorable to sew with:

Decided on a star in a star (think it's called a Rising Star block?) I'm just making it as a one block design with all four fabrics as a starting centrepiece:

Well, at least I was until I put the first star pieces next to the centre and changed it to just the outside star two fabrics:

So far, this is 20" x 20" so the next star will be a bit bigger! Excited to see this coming together so quickly and can't wait to back it with the snowmen fabric! 

By Sunday, I have to make two more of these advent calendars ... yikes! And am still plodding away on my 'Quilt for a Soldier':

Dear Santa, I really have been a good person this year, please PLEASE can I have an extra day a week to make all of these Quilty things????

Linking up with the lovely Lee @ Freshly Pieced


  1. Your Christmas Star(s) are going to be gorgeous. While Santa's arranging that extra quilting time, see if he can get some for me, too!

  2. Good luck with all those projects!

  3. Pretty Christmas star! Maybe one of these days, I'll make a Christmas quilt. You always manage to get a lot done, I'm sure you'll have no problem finishing it all!

  4. Oh, I love that cream with the snowflakes. The snowmen will be perfect for the back. Is the advent calendar a panel? Can't wait to see more.

  5. You do need some extra time for Christmas! I love your opening line where you describe you latest project as a 50" x 50" (ish) table cloth / runner / mat / lap quilt. Let's just call it a throw! Wishing you lots of happy sewing progress in the coming week!

  6. A Star is Born and its already lovely. Can't wait to see the next star. I think the work week should be 3 days and the weekend 4. That way we'd have more time up do the stuff we love like quilting. Hope Santa grants you an extra day off!!

  7. Is this the same niece who just had a whole bundle of patchworky goodness made for her?!? Lucky girl!

  8. We could call it quiltday. Only special people get the extra day. I like it.


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