Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Christmas Tree Skirt in Use...

Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  So here is my finished Christmas tree skirt, I think the straight line quilting looks great with all that white! 

This is it under the tree before ornaments or presents...

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Christmas Presents

Here is my progress with my interpretation of the free Moda Kate Spain pattern for her line Flurry.  Of course, as usual I can't follow the pattern because I must do my own thing...the only thing I'm doing the same is the present block.  Here are 9 of the required 16 blocks in Kate Spain's 12 Days of Christmas fabric.  I LOVE how this fabric looks totally like wrapping paper!  The pattern calls for sashing with fussy cut blocks from the Flurry panel which I will change to white sashing and little pieced red stars for cornerstones.  Still thinking and designing what I want for the outer border but probably will have red stars in the corners if I don't run out of the red.  I am finally running out of stash on this line as this is my third quilt from this material.  I loved it enough to hoard a nice amount but that red has been dwindling!!  Now I must quit procrastinating and layer and quilt my tree skirt which will totally match this project, yay!!  Then I will come back to this and finish "wrapping my presents"!!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Fat Quarter Stars QAL Progress

Here are my blocks 1-4 of the Fat Quarter Stars QAL hosted by http://moosequilts.blogspot.com.  You can find the button down below to get to the posts.  It's not too late to join us.  I'm enjoying doing these in between the Civil War Quilt BOW (also button down below if you want these patterns included with Barbara Brackman's great history lessons) and my various Christmas projects.  I think they are coming out pretty well, not a lot of contrast between the colors but I'm liking the effect so far...everyone's pattern instructions have been easy to follow.  And who doesn't like a good star?!  With four done, I'm already thinking about possibilities for settings...hmm...what do you think?

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Still Sewing For Christmas

Here is my finished top for a Christmas tree skirt, or, as the tutorial on the Sew, Mama, Sew! Blog by Monica Solorio Snow of Happy Zombie calls it: Christmas Tree Pants.  I am looking forward to putting this under the tree this year so I guess I better get cracking and quilt it!  A little unhappy that I will have to (yikes!) cut into it to make the finished skirt...but I should be able to muster the faith as I see several on Flickr that look great!  I am way behind on the QAL but in plenty of time for my tree!