Stitched Christmas Quilt Blocks (WIP)
|October 4, 2013||Posted by Rita under Halloween, Patterns, Quilts, Sewing, Thanksgiving|
I have so many projects going on right now that I am driving myself crazy! I tend to do this every year in the fall, I get the bug to start sewing, crafting, reading, baking, canning and organizing! I just need to pace myself and finish one project before I start the next one! Do any of you do that too, or am I the only crazy one???
I am working on 4 different quilts right now with the patterns and fabric for several more! I bought my quilting machine a few months ago and now I think that I have to use it all the time… it just keeps calling my name…but I love learning how to use it!
This quilt that I am trying to get finished up this week, my WIP (Work in Progress), is from Bird Brain Designs and the name of the pattern is Snowmen & Reindeer Bluework Quilt. I got this pattern last spring when we were in Arizona on our little annual vacation. I am doing it all as a redwork so that it will match my other Christmas quilts that I have already made.
I have been working on these block since last spring and I have all but one of the blocks completely stitched and I am hoping to get the last one done this weekend!
Here are the first 4…all in a row!
The next four…
And the last 4, with one only part way done!
I used a blue disappearing ink pen to trace the pattern on some of the first blocks, but had a heck of a time getting all of the ink to disappear, so I traced the pattern with a pencil on the rest of them and I liked it a whole lot better, because the lines are thin, the stitching covers them really well.
I am excited to get all of these blocks done and put the quilt together. I love the redwork in these blocks and the fun snowmen and winter scenes. (Which, by the way, I woke up to snow this morning! UGH!)
I need to finish this quilt, so that I can get to the other 4 …or 5…or 6 quilts!
I have quilted a quilt that my daughter put together, and a chevron Halloween quilt and now I just need to do all of the hand sewing around the binding and those two will be done! I will have pictures soon.
I am working on a fun Halloween table quilt and hope to have that one done this next week, it is really a last minute pattern that I found and just could not resist it. :) It is by Kimberbell Designs. I love table quilts, because they go in my kitchen where I spend a lot of time, so I get to see them all the time! I also found the Thanksgiving Table quilt pattern when we were in St. George a couple of weeks ago, and it is by the same company as the Halloween one and I am so excited to get that one going next!
Are any of you as crazy as me? Do any of you have any quilting projects that you are working on? I would love to hear about them! I am hoping to get a lot done this weekend, so wish me luck! I will let you know how far I get on Monday.
Have a great weekend everyone! Love Ya!
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