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Saturday, August 14, 2010

Saturday is Christmas Quilt Along Day

3:10 PM I'm stopping for today unless I pick up again later. I cut out the panel squares and laid them out roughly on the the red fabric to see if I like it. I don't know. I'll have to play with it and the other fabric I have to see what I end up using. Maybe I should use some the white background fabric along with the red and the green, maybe do some patch blocks or grids. No rush since it's only August:)

I look forward to our next quilt along day. Thanks, Sue.

2:00 PM I had these panels from the vintage fabric collection, and I am going to begin making a runner, but if it looks possible to make a laprobe with them, I'll keep sewing and make that instead. I won't get much done this afternoon because I am going to Mass at 4:30 PM, but we'll see how far I get with this.

The chipmunks (Alvin and his chums are appearing on another blog,) the music, the quiz, and spying the other projects are making this a nice project.

12:40 PM I finished the tree wall hanging. I'm thinking of adding some beads or ribbons, but that can wait until closer to Christmas. Now I need a break for tea and to see what everyone else is doing, then I'll begin cutting a table runner or quilt, not sure which yet. (I just noticed I got the positioning of the bottom triangles wrong. Oh well.)

8:35 AM This is going to be an unusual post because as part of the Christmas Quilt Along, those participating will be uploading pictures of their progress and cheering each other on. I'm going to try to keep this post going with the oldest news on the bottom and just keep adding as the day progresses. We'll see how that works.

First up is a real Christmas project. It's a retro design wall hanging, and I am using vintage fabric from my very own collection. I bought this fabric back in the late 70's early 80's. I used to make yoyo dolls and such. So that's what I'm working on right now.
The pattern is from a book by Gail Lawther, The Complete Quilting Course. My basket has both new and old fabric, but as you can see there's plenty to work with.


QuiltSue said...

That looks like fun.

QuiltSue said...

That is great. I didn't even notice the "wrong" bit at first. I had to go back and look after you told us.

Trudi said...

It looks great Joanna! I really like it that way!

QuiltSue said...

I like the look of your vintage blocks and will be interested to see how you use them.

Barb said...

I just love this idea and just might join....love your projects..

soggibottom said...

I think Sue and her quilt a long have given me so many idea's. So pleased to have visited. I'm going to have to come back here. :-)
x x x

Elizabeth said...

I like how your tree turned out. It's a little less cookie cutter your way.

orchidlover said...

You've done so much. I love what you've done so far.

Love and hugs Gina xxx