"A very Merry Unbirthday to you, to you. A very Merry Unbirthday to you." from Walt Disney's Alice in Wonderland"

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Christmas Quilt Along

3.15 p.m.  I'm done for today, but I did finish the runner.  It is very simply sewn.  I'll do the backing and binding later. 
Whenever I participate in the Christmas QAL, I'm surprized by how much I get done.  I've completed two projects, and almost completed two quilt tops in the three Saturdays I've taken part.  I'm very happy about that.  Thanks, Sue.

12:50 p.m.  The first Satruday of the Christmas QAL I was working with preprinted squares, and didn't really get far with them.  Today I pulled them out again to make the runner.  I'm keeping it simple.
 I think I'm using the green for the outer border.  Hopefully, it'll all pull together nicely.
I'm listening to a Reginald Hill mystery, and that's what's keeping me going today.   I'm going blog visiting now.



9:31 a.m.  I have a progress report form the last Saturday's Christmas QAL.  I sewed the pieces together.  It only measures about 37 by 41.  I'm checking my stash to see if I have fabric for a border that will measure about 6 inches, and then I'm thinking of using my other charm pack to sew around as another border, than the ouside border.  That will make it a better size. 
Question to those good in math.  How do I determin how much fabric I will need for the border?  What I originally thought is wrong, so I need prompting.  Thanks a bunch.

I finished the polar bear and need to add a hanging pocket.  I think I was supposed to do that before finishing, but I didn't.  Anyway, that's done.

Today I hope to work on Makin' Friends or make a table runner from a star pattern. 

13 comments:

QuiltSue said...

Your polar bear is wonderful. The fabrics in the quilt you're doing look vaguely familiar!! As for the borders, work out how long you need one side and one top/bottom border. Multiply by 2. Add about 12 inches for joining strips together. Divide this by 40 to find out how many strips across the width of fabric you have to cut. Multiply that number by the width (don't forget to add seam allowances. That gives total inches. Divide by 36 if you're working in yards, 39 for metres, and that's how much fabric you need.

Reenie said...

Polar bear turned out wonderfully!! I just love the colors and design in the top little quilt. I can't wait to see it with borders!! Great progress!

QuiltSue said...

Your blocks are looking good and will look great with a green border I think.

alice said...

Your polar bear is so cute! I love your other two as well. They are looking good so far; I will be sure to come back and look for the finished projects.
Enjoy your sew-a-long.
L,A-

Barb said...

Lots of fun things!!!

Reenie said...

Those panels are gorgeous. That is going to make a great table runner. Great progress today!

Pattilou said...

You've been a busy gal! Like everyone else, I love the polar bear. It's quite endearing isn't it?

QuiltSue said...

That runner looks great. Green was definitely the right choice. Glad you're finding the days are helping you get things done.

Sand and Sunshine said...

Very pretty, it's amazing how much everyone got done!

Reenie said...

That green complements the table runner perfectly. Great job!!

moramargaritaster said...

The runner looks fantastic and the polar bear is so cute,you did lots of great things.Well done

orchidlover said...

All your projects look great. I love the look of the runner. Especially with the green as the border

Love and hugs Gina xxx

JayTee said...

love all your projects