How’s your Christmas Crafting coming along? Are you guys getting a good start on your handmade Christmas gifts?
I’m doing okay…not great but not terrible. I’ve got a more realistic goal of what I can and can’t make this year, so hopefully it will all get done!
I just thought I’d pop in and share an update with my Handmade Christmas Quilt Along Quilts…
First my son’s quilt:
I started with 12 each, 2″, 3″ & 4″ strips in random prints.
I sewed together 1 2″, 3″ & 4″ strip in random order… sometimes the 2″ in the middle sometimes on the sides… I tried to put no more than one black strip per unit (didn’t want all the black in one part of the quilt).
I then pressed the strips and cut each strip in to 3, 14″ wide blocks
They will get sewn together like this:
120 6×6 squares of Sarah Jane & 30’s reproduction fabric all cut out.
They will be sewn into 12 rows of 10 squares.
16 yr old daughters quilt:
2 more blocks done, for a total of 4
Now just 8 more to go!
Things are starting to get a bit tricky as these start to come together, my kids keep walking in my sewing room and asking me what I’m working on (they don’t read my blog). My 16 yr old took a particular interest in the quilt that will be hers- so I guess that’s a good sign, she will like it… but I’m going to have to start hiding my work now.
That’s all for me this week- I’m taking a blogging break for the rest of the week- I’ve got pies to bake and shopping to do!
Have a HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!
Join me next week for a very special interview series!
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