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

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Christmas Quilt Along Saturday

11:35 am  I finished my block, and I like it.

Now that this is done, I need to find a good way to use it.  This is the first quilt block I have designed, albeit with heavy inspiration from another source. 

The other napkin I had is a snowman, and I was going to use white fun fur to outline and fill in his shape.  I might do that next.  Time to pay visits to the other participants.
FYI:  This Christmas Quilt Along is hosted by Sue from Quilt Times.  If you want to know more about it, click the Christmas Tree button on the left.

8:52 am  Good Morning!  This is the second Saturday of the month, so it's qal day.  I am working on the Napkin Challenge I signed up for with Nina Lise from Mrs.Moen.com.  The idea is to use a design on a napkin as a point of inspiration for creating something.  I'm doing a quilt block.  I have two napkins that I immediately liked.  I was inspired with several ideas for both, so we'll see which turns out the best. This is the first one:

At first, I wanted to do a kind of multi-media design, using applique, embroidery, and three-dimensional items.  I did this mock-up:
I wanted to use fun fur yarn for the evergreens, but didn't like the color I found, so I'm skipping that.  That might be embroidery, or I won't put in any at all.

Then, I decided to start over and use fabric for the bow, and just do the holly, candy canes, and bow.  This is where I am right now:
I'm going to keep going with this block, and if I like it enough when I'm done, and I like it so far, I'll submit it today. 

Hope everyone else is having an enjoyable Saturday.


QuiltSue said...

Hello. Good to have you here with us again. I think your challenge piece looks great so far, but I liked the first one too.

QuiltSue said...

Me again. Your block is brilliant. I like the look of the snowman too.

soggibottom said...

Go and send your block in it's vibrant :-) x x x

soggibottom said...

Vibrant as it has Christmas written all over it :-) x x x

Shakerwood said...

Love the way the block turned out and can't wait until you show us the snowman. Hope you had fun sewing along with us!

Zany Quilter said...

How interesting....I haven't heard of the napkin challenge, but you seem to have nailed it!!! Good job....

Pattilou said...

That block is a great one! Congrats on the designing!