Monday, October 29, 2012

My Bows & Boughs

I have made some progress on my Christmas quilt even though I've had a bit of a set-back with the sashing blocks.  Somehow I got the size of block needed mixed up in my head   and originally cut them ½" too large.
I realized as soon as I had the first sashing strip sewn together and up on the wall that something was wrong.  Way too long!!!     Sooooo I've been re-cutting the squares down to the correct size.

And in between re-cutting I have also spent what seemed like days (OK so it was really only hours) rearranging the trees and package blocks so they would all play nice.
But you know how that goes.... move one and two more have to move because they're to close to the same fabric.   And before I knew it I had probably moved every block at least once.  And more than likely 2 or 3 times.  Sheesh!!

And now.... since it's Monday here is my Design Wall this week.  I still have to make the two side borders and a bottom border out of the blocks and then I'll add another 5" border.   I'm not sure yet whether I'll use red or green for those borders.  I'll decide when I have all the border blocks made.

To the right of the Christmas quilt are my Grandmother's Choice 8" blocks.  And to the left are my two little 4" Block Base Sew Along blocks and you can see Carol Doak's 12" paper-piecing blocks.

I'm heading over to Judy's Patchwork Times to link up to her Design Wall Monday and to check what others have been up too.  See you there?

I hope you're having a great day. Glad you stopped by.....Linda


  1. I've already said how much I like this Christmas quilt. I think it's one of the best Christmas patterns I've ever seen. Love it!

  2. I LOVE it!! Funny how when you move one - you move them ALL - I might just leave my LHQSQ blocks alone now - haha. And by the way - I see 4" - 8" - and 12" blocks. What? - no 6"?? - ;))

  3. What a lovely Christmas quilt! It's a wonderful pattern.


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