Showing posts with label Santa's Quilt. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Santa's Quilt. Show all posts

Tuesday, March 31, 2015


It's uber busy, but I'm getting used to it.  I was thinking of sashing, but have about decided to go with it as is, with a bit of shifting of blocks.  I find that as I put it together, careful as I can be, they seem to still shift themselves a bit anyway though.

A crude facsimile of the difference with sashing.  I am stubbornly sticking to Santa's way though, I do believe.

We ate dinner with Hailee and her mom and sister (among others) the other night and I promised her a hanging for her door.. She gave me some specs, and this is what I ended up with, it's about 9 inches by 11 inches.  She's a Bruins fan, and so wanted some black, white and yellow and this was all I could find.   Hailee is 6.  We were on the way home from seeing Alan Jackson at Sea World, and he was outstanding.

I have 3 queen sized beds, and want to have 3 Christmas quilts.  I have my Iowa Christmas (Carolina Christmas Mystery), and now I'll have my Santa Blocks when it is finished.  Today, I got a start sewing together my leftover strips to make a rail fence.  I was planning to do sashing for it, and have fabric ordered from Connecting Threads clearance, but if I have enough leftovers, I may just go without the sashing.  I'm hoping to make my house look Christmasyer, with a minimum of decorating.  

Friday, March 27, 2015

Fifteen of Fifteen

Santa Blocks, Set 14.

Santa Blocks, Set 15.
Fifteen of Fifteen

Monday, March 23, 2015

Santas, Again? Yes, Sorry!

Santa Blocks, Set 12.

Santa Blocks, Set 13.
And my wild and crazy, six sets of boo boo blocks. 

Thank you, Santas, Set 2.

Friday, March 20, 2015

More Santa Blocks

Set 2 from my 5 sets of boo boo blocks.  Set 10 of all.

Set 3 from my 5 sets of boo boo blocks. Set 11 of all.
The original, and set 1,2, and 3 of my boo boo blocks.  Not too bad, still look scrappy, not too matchy matchy, I think.  But, just in case, I ordered some more sale Christmas fabric from Hancock's of Paducah to use for my last 12 of 90 blocks.  Hopefully, I'll have enough left, with what I already have and what I have ordered, to make a third Christmas quilt.  I have 3 queen sized beds, and would like one for each.  I have my Iowa Christmas, from Bonnie Hunter's Carolina Christmas mystery, so I'm getting there.
My Iowa Christmas (Carolina Christmas)

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Misc. Sewing

My new bag.

Inside of bag

Boo boo cutting out, meant to do 1 batch, did 6.  Oh well, I'll use them all.

Set number 8.

First boo boo batch, Set number 9.  9 batches done, 6 to go.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

More Santa Blocks

42 out of 90 done.  I need to sew down the flaps on the points, it's becoming daunting. Set number 7, number 4 on the list.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Monday, February 2, 2015

Sets 1-5 Santa

Set 4

Set 5

Mix of sets 1-5 to .see if it works adding purple and black to the original green, blue, red, gold, and cream.  I'm not swapping, so I'm trying to make it scrappier

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Monday, January 26, 2015

Santa Blocks

I did my math, and to do a queen sized, I need 90 blocks.  Since I'm not swapping I decided to do a set 1 and set 2 each month with different colors.  Amy, the girl who's running the swap (which I'm not doing) said no she'd give me the list of blocks so I didn't have to do duplicates.  I'll still keep this months duplicates, and then switch to Amy's list.

Amy, has put lots of time into this swap-sew along, and she is the mother of twin baby girl toddlers.  I wanted to say thank you, so I made a set of blocks for her.  These are from her master plan, 3 from month 10 and 3 from month 11.   I've made 18 blocks in the past week, but now will take a break from quilting, as I have my brother coming this weekend, and friends coming the latter part of February.  I think it's time to do some housework. 

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Santa's Quilt Sew Along

Oops, I guess I shouldn't text while sewing.

Supposed to do 6 blocks a month.  This is before I got the arch's sewn on.

My 6 blocks are finished. 
And Santa is working on his version of our sew-along quilt.  The sew-along is with Facebook group Friendship Quilting Group.