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Saturday, September 11, 2010

Christmas Quilt Along

5:39 p.m. I'm stopping. I need to find some fabric I can use to augment the charm squares, but that can wait. I'm happy with all I've done so far.

Thanks to Sue for this qal. I get so much done, it's amazing. It's fun. Thanks also to everyone who has stopped by and left comments. I enjoy visiting your blogs and seeing what you are up to.

Have a great weekend. God Bless You.

3:20 p.m. From American Patchwork and Quilting magazine, an old copy, I saw a quilt that highlighted the fabric of snowmen. So I am following that pattern to some extent for the Fruitcake charm packs. I cut the light solids into 1.25" strips and sewed them to the bottom of some squares and the tops of others. The pattern is to alternate vertically. This is a rough arrangement so far. I need to move things around but you get the idea. I need to break open the other charm pack to see how big I can make this.
Taking another break, then I'll sew some more.

1:25 p.m.My polar bear is finished for today. I have to think about the backing because I want it to be reversible so I can use it as a table cover. But I'm happy with getting the top done today.
Now I'm going to play with the fruitcake squares. I'm with you, Sue, in that I hold back cutting them. That's why I think I would like a simple patchwork cover. I like to see the design in the fabric when it's a collection. It's time for a little break and peak at the projects of the other bloggers.

11:20 a.m. This is where I am at right now. I don't have enough of the strips I want to make a nine patch border, so it's a six patch or narrow checkerboard. I need to find something for the corners.

9:30 a.m. The projects I am going to work on today are very easy. I have a polar bear panel and a honey bun of Winter Song that I'm hoping to put together in a nice way, and two charm packs of Fruitcake that I'm going to sew patchwork style into a Christmas quilt. Very easy goings.

I just want to take a minute to mention that in the U.S. today we remember the victims of 911. In my town the gun salute took place a little before 9 a.m. We're praying that it never happens again anywhere.

Now on to sewing, but I'm checking out Soggibottoms' video first, and visiting the other blogs.


QuiltSue said...

I agree, we should always remember those who lost their lives, and their families.

I am looking forward to seeing what you make with the Fruitcake, as I have a layer cake of it and almost don't want to use it as I love it so much.

soggibottom said...

Our Soggibottom bear is named after one of the 9/11 souls.

English !

Soggibottom is English :-) x x x
You are going to have to get Skype, then you might be really confused :-) x x x

soggibottom said...

Really interestd in what you are making, I forgot to say :-)

Reenie said...

Oh, this is coming along wonderfully! I can't wait to see what you do next to it!!

QuiltSue said...

You're making great progress. Have you plucked up the courage to cut the Fruitcake yet?

Shakerwood said...

It turned out really cute!

QuiltSue said...

Polar Bear is just gorgeous and I like what you are doing with your fruitcake so it isn't chopped up too much.

Reenie said...

Oh, they both are great! I can't wait to see the fruitcake quilt as it comes along. The polar bear panel is just darling!

QuiltSue said...

You really got a lot done and I love both the polear bear and the Fruitcake. It's given me an idea now for my Fruitcake too. Glad you enjoyed it and hope you'll be back next month.

orchidlover said...

Love the christmas projects. That polar bear panel is cute

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Shakerwood said...

Boy, you did get a lot finished! I really enjoyed spending the day with you!

JayTee said...

love the polar bears

Anne-Lise at Rag, Tag, Bobtail said...

The polar bear panel is lovely!