Saturday, October 9, 2010

Christmas Quilt Along...

Final Update for Christmas Quilt Along:  I got the blocks all sew and pressed.  I still need to square them up, but that is it for is the proof!  You'll see me working on the border next Saturday.... ;-D

Update #1:  Well, I did a little Christmas Pin Along and got this far...

Then I started sewing...I'm still sewing...More later.  I hope to press and square the stars today...

Rebecca is sort of quilting along.  She bought some orange and blue fabrics to make an orange and blue Syracuse U. rag quilt for her brother.  She is going to cut out the squares tonight...or so she thinks!  She has yet to cut fabric (she is a scrapbooker)....We'll see how this goes!

I did work a little on my Christmas quilt last see, every Saturday is my own Christmas Quilt Along!  I pieced the star tips together and the squares are attached to each end.  This is what I have to work with today...

The center block ends up larger than it needs to more trimming after the tips are attached.  But when the star is finished, and the borders are attached, each block should look like this...

Although I love the look of the vintage shirts, they can be a little tricky to work with.  The pieces tend to stretch, and grow a little wonky.  If I were a fan of spray starch, I think I would use it now ;-D  But I'm not, so I don't.  I need twenty of these block to make a 60" by 75" quilt top.  I guess they must be 15" blocks...

But before I can get to this project, I have to take Ryan to the video store for a new game, the Halloween store for a costume, and a try to find him some long pants for the winter.  Since we are in Las Vegas, winter is only about 4 pants are troublesome.  Why do kids grow non-proportionally?  Too tight in the tummy, too short, way too long, pant legs to big that he could hid a machete in one leg and a shotgun in the other?  I despise shopping for pants.  Anyhow, after all that trauma, and a shot of orange flavored Patron, I'll be ready to sew.  I hope everyone else is getting some Christmas stuff done today....Happy Quilting!


  1. Hi, glad you made it. This quilt is going to look lovely and cozy and snuggly. I love the look of it.

  2. That's going to be a really pretty Christmas quilt when you're done! Hope the shopping wasn't too much of an ordeal (been there, done that! LOL)

  3. Oh...that is just WONDERFUL! I love anything made out of old shirts and checks and plaids. I can't wait to see more!

  4. I love stars and get inspired whenever I see someone else's work. Your quilt is going to be neat. I'll have to keep track to see how it turns out.

  5. Your quilt is going to be gorgeous! I love, love, love the fabrics!

  6. Love the block! It has a cozy, warm look. Can't wait to see the finished quilt.

  7. This will make a warm and cozy quilt. Plaids turn out to be very inviting! DH and I still "fight" over one I made for him, but I like it too! The stars are a good choice for the fabrics you have.

  8. I am really liking the look of the colours and how it is going to turn out.

  9. I look forward to see the result. It looks very promising ;)


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