Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The Christmas present quilt

Hi friends!
Beautiful day!
The  Christmas present quilt!
I got some Christmas green to do the saching.
See the scrap of fabric on top , that will be part of a small friendship block, but i don't like the white so i will be changing that.
That needs to be green all the way except for the point of the star.
I think i have enough for a queen sized quilt and a lap quilt so i may make two for Christmas present.
They are 15 by 17 inches!
I have 25 made up and a good dozen waiting so maybe two quilt's?
Got to get busy cleaning and cooking1
Want be on here until Saturday because we are having Thanksgiving with Tommys kids tomorrow and mine Friday.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving friends.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Christmas quilt

Hi friends!
Beautiful day for my birthday!
I made some more blocks for this Christmas quilt !  I think i have 25 made up so far. They measure 15 inches!

I have a bunch more to go, may end up making two quilts with them all!
I may have gotten carried away with cutting them out!!
Still loving it!
Have a wonderful day friends.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Present Quilt

Hi friends!
Beautiful day!
I have made some more of the presents.
I love making these blocks!!
So Christmasey!
I have a big pile of presents cut out.
Just need to get to work on them, hope to have enough to start to put it together by Monday.

Already started my pile. Have a wonderful day friends.
Hugs Babs

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

New Quilt

Hi friends!
Wonderful day!
Started my next quilt!
It's a Christmas Present  quilt.  I am loving this.

Are these not beautiful?
This is like playing, making these blocks.
They are so pretty.  I am thinking about doing the saching in Christmas green with a different color making a fiend ship star at the corners. Haven't decided what color the stars will be .
They may end up being left over Christmas fabric so i can use it all up.
This is the fabric i got for a early birthday present and some a sweet blogger sent me.
Have a wonderful day friends.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Handmade Christmas Challenge

 Hi friends.
This is the first time to do this on this blog.

This is my 'Attic Window ' Christmas quilt that i just finished.
I feel in love making this quilt , just love it.
This is the blocks!
Thank to sewcalgal for running a great handmade Christmas Challenge.
Her blog is here, go and see the wonderful things people have made.
Visit  HERE
Have a wonderful day friends

Monday, November 17, 2014

Nearly finished

Hi friends!
Nasty day!
I finished up the quilting yesterday and sewed the binding on and started hand sewing it down last night.
I love the green binding that i used, some more of Sis's Christmas present to me a couple of years ago.
I did flowers on each block on the front and tried my hand at random but didn't like it.  I don't think i will use it again!  But i need some more patterns besides flowers and leaves.
I should get through with it tonight.  It looks like it will be tomorrow before we see any sun to take pictures.
They are calling for sleet this afternoon.  Not much but enough to make me want to stay at home and sew.
Have a great day friends.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Christmas Quilt

Hi friends!
Beautiful cold day!
Glad you could drop by.
Started quilting my 97 by 105 inch Christmas Quilt.
Practicing my free motion quilting on it.
All i am slightly good at is leaves and flowers, need to work on randon quilting
I will have to find a video showing how you do that.
They make a video for every thing.
I got some done last night and then cleaned the bathroom and kitchen and mopped both rooms.
Tonight is the treadmill again!
It's so big it will take me a while !
Love my quilting gloves, they make all the difference!
Talk to you later friend's.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Christmas Quilt

Hi friends!
Cloudy day!
So glad to 'see' you.
I sandwiched my Christmas quilt but it's second to Brad's and D.J.'s quilt which i am quilting now.
I still love this quilt!
I use pins and spray baste, it's all basted now.
Now just to get finished with quilting the other quilt so i can work on this.
A sneak peek at my next Christmas quilt.  See a little bit on Santa on there?
Have a wonderful day friends.

Monday, November 10, 2014


Hi friends!
So glad you could stop by!
It went from this to this !
I added another row on to the bottom and put 3 inch borders all around it.
This is a close up of the fabric i used.
It's now a flimsy just waiting to be sandwiched!
I have two that i must sandwich today to get them ready to quilt.
I will be a busy bee today.
Have a great day friends.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Christmas Quilt

Hi friends! Good to 'see' you!
Beautiful but cold!
I decided to cut out 7 more blocks to go across the bottom of my quilt.
Just sewed stack!
All nicely trimmed and ready to go!
This will be the last blocks going on my quilt top.
And this is my border fabric!
I love it.  Sis did well picking fabric for me a Christmas quilt.
Have a wonderful weekend friends.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Christmas quilt

Hi friends!
So glad to see you!
Cloudy nasty day!
I had sewed the forth one together on Monday.

I am loving it!
Here is the 5th row!
This is with the 6th row sewed on. It has good hang on each side but it needs another row or a border to make it long enough.
I think this will be the border but haven't decided whether to add more blocks yet, will let you know Friday.
Till then have a great day friends.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Christmas Quilt

Hi friends!
Beautiful day!
I had a wee problem Sat. I started sewing my fifth row and after the second one i figured out i hadn't trimmed them. So had to take the two apart and trim them all.
Another shot of the three!
Now with the forth one added.  I can work on  the fifth row
Should get that row together today or tomorrow.
I am liking it more and more!
Can't wait till i get through with it and see it on our bed.
Have a wonderful day Friends.