Monday, November 14, 2011

Getting ready for Christmas

I've an appointment with my long arm quilter in early December and I'm making good progress to having both of my holiday quilts ready to go.  This is what I worked on this weekend.

This quilt was a Fat Quarter Shop block of the month.  I squared off the blocks and was amazed that they all squared off at 12 1/2 inches.  Assembling together as a result went really well.  (To be fair, I opted for plain blue corner-stones instead of blue with white corners.  I just didn't feel like dealing with 80 little white squares)

Why am I surprised?

So many blocks that I made in the beginning of my quilting journey were very unpredictable how they would finish.  Usually smaller than required, but some were bigger.  Clearly, my cutting accuracy and piecing those 1/4 inch seams has greatly improved!

To finish, there will be a blue outer border that has a total of 12 pieced stars.  I'm working my way through the flying geese for the stars.

Happy Stitching!


  1. Lovely top... these projects certainly do improve one's piecing and stitching skills! Great job!

  2. Cute quilt! Be sure to show it when it's finished.

  3. What a beautiful quilt top, I love it!


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