Wednesday, October 26, 2011

More (Too Many?) Christmas Projects!

Good morning all!

It's Wednesday again, and time to take stock.

My I Spy quilt is now sandwiched and ready to quilt. I was held up trying out thread for the quilting. I found some lovely silky shiny 100% polyester thread, only to find that I could not get the tension right. Perhaps you knew that would happen? At least I found out before I started. Turns out that this thread, in all it's wonderful colours, is for machine embroidery. So now I have some of my favourite thread and am ready to go. I was thinking of a simple grid, but diagonal. Trouble is I wanted to quilt in red, but I don't want to sew across the white alphabet letter blocks in red. And I couldn't get white. All out. The best I could get is a pale grey. Decisions, decisions.

I finished ruffle dress 1 for Miss K. Along the way I changed my ideas for this dress and recut the already cut dress pieces. Is nothing simple? Here's hoping the dress for Miss E goes more smoothly.

I've decided to make a lap quilt for my mother-in-law for Christmas. My daughter will take it when she goes to visit. The pattern is a Moda Bakeshop pattern called Blissful Confection. I'm going to use fabric called Sophie by Chez Moi

The large border will be in the cream colorway

I found this fabric on sale yesterday for the quilt back.

I'm going to a quilting retreat next month, so hope to have time to make it then.

Have you seen 
12 Gifts of Christmas Blog Hop
There are some great tutorials, and I'm inspired to make the placemats from Jennifer's own tute.

I also like the case for carrying cards and a notebook. Maybe I'll make that for me...  After Christmas!

Do you think I've got enough on the go?  Hoping I can report some finishes soon!

Check out the great projects over at Freshly Pieced.

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

Till next time



  1. Great looking I Spy quilt. and I love the dress.
    Now I know why I had so much trouble with a quilt a while back - wrong thread.

  2. Nice quilt, Sue - the red really makes everything pop!

  3. Don't just love the Sophia fabric...using it as the border on my "birdie stitches" blocks. Enjoyed my visit.

  4. Thanks for the link over to the 12 days of Christmas make-it gifts. I had a fun time looking around.

    :)Elizabeth E.


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