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


8 comments:

  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!

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  2. Good luck with all those projects!

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  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!

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  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.

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  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!

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  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!!

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

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

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