I started working on a Christmas / winter quilt in December, with high hopes that I would finish it before the end of 2012. Well, that didn't happen, and here I am still working away on it. I refuse to put it aside until next Christmas, since one of my New Year's resolutions was to finish everything I start before going on to a new project.
I started with these fabrics from the Blitzen line by Basic Grey (for Moda). I really like the combination of colors & patterns in this line. I saw this quilt that Aneela had been working on and thought that these fabrics would look really neat in that pattern. I followed Allison's tutorial on how to make the blocks. I followed her tape trick, which was extremely handy & saved lots of time!
The blocks are 11". I squared mine up to 10 3/4". I made 48 blocks total. Now, I just need to get them sewn together! I plan on laying them out 6 blocks x 8 blocks, for a quilt top that finishes at 61.5" x 82". Kind of random dimensions, but I guess that is what happens when you use a block that finishes at 10 1/4". Hopefully by Friday I will be able to show you a finished quilt top.
There is another WIP that is going to be on my plate for awhile and that is this:
My husband and I bought a 1905 Foursquare! It is in great shape, it just needs a bit of updating. This will be the only house we will ever own, so I can't wait to make it our own. Although this is primarily a blog about quilting, I am sure I will share some of the remodeling on here. I hope you don't mind.
There is some very cool history behind this house, and so we have this image of the house, circa 1930:
The wrap around porch and sleeping porch have been removed somewhere along the way, but I am really hoping I can talk the husband into putting a wrap around porch back on....
Stop back Friday & hopefully I will have a finished quilt top to show you! I am also thinking about doing a small giveaway on Friday, if anyone is interested. Hope to see you soon!
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