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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

More Christmas Quilting

I have been determined to get as much done on my Christmas Quilt as possible by the end of tomorrow as I go back to my evening sewing class with Amanda who designed the applique picture for it tomorrow night and I want to be able to show her.  It has to be more satisfying, as a teacher, to see students finish things.

This is where I am up to.  It took me ages to fussy cut all the green borders/sashings so that I got the word "Christmas" in the correct place but I am really happy with the result.

 I hope you can see it a bit better in this picture. 
 These are two of my favourite blocks - I like to fussy cut little details like "Merry" on his nose
 and "Hope" on the pot.  One day I am going to make a whole quilt with all sorts of details fussy cut into it!
 Believe it or not this is how much of the green fabric I had leftover.  I couldn't have cut another strip with the words positioned in the correct place if I had wanted to and this last strip was unusable for that reason - the words were in the wrong position. 
My next decision is which border do I use?  The one on the left has cute little reindeer on it on a check background but maybe it is too dark.  The one of the right has "Peace on Earth" and other lovely phrases on it and was used in the quilt.  I think I am siding with the lighter fabric but I am not sure!  Input gratefully received!
Just before I go...

I have a few people ask me where to get the pattern for the Japanese Lunch Bag - my favourite little bag pattern.  It is available from Chandler's Cottage and you will find it if you click on STORE, PATTERNS and JAPANESE LUNCH BAG.  I tend to make my bags out of one fabric for the outside whereas their panels are pieced but I guess it depends on what fabric you have on hand.

That's it for me tonight....................till next time......happy stitching!

10 comments:

  1. What a great Christmas quilt! I think I like the lighter border, but you won't go wrong with either.

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  2. What a darling quilt, this will be the one that you look forward to getting out each Christmas season. A lot of work in this quilt. Looks like you had just enough fabric.

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  3. you really have captured Christmas in this quilt!! What a lot of work, but an amazing result!

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  4. ohhhh Jan-Marie that is gorgeous.......love the colours and the pattern, I think I like the border on the right better :) hugs

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  5. ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC...... I bet you are so happy with the finish xxx

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  6. Having taught many quilt-as-you-go classes, I can say from the teacher's stand point, it is very rewarding to see students with more than token involvement. I would rather see a student that is somewhat challenged make a table runner and learn the process rather than do nothing.That's going to be one happy teacher no matter which border you choose!

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  7. Wow....It looks Fab.....I think the lighter border, Don't think you could go wrong with either but if the fabric is already in the quilt it may be your best choice.....Well Done!

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  8. I am just in love with your Christmas quilt. The fabric on the right would be my first choice for the border. You have done a beautiful job your teacher is going to be proud of you. Can not wait to see which border you choose.
    Hugs
    donna

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  9. Your quilt top looks great! I would choose the lighter fabric on the right for the border.

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  10. That is so fantastic... Well done !

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