Monday, September 19, 2011

A design wall for a rainy Monday

Good day to stay inside and sew - too bad others who live in this house want meals and toilet paper. A trip to the grocery can't be avoided. Oh well, at least these blocks will cheer me up.

This is my take on the Kate Spain Flurry pattern. Lots of fun Christmas prints.



I love this vintage looking Santa - kinda retro 1950s!





And Santa goes tropical in this one - notice the reindeer driving the boat.



This is the fabric I want to use for the border. An out of print Nancy Wolff - you know how much I LOVE her style. I got this for a bargain - $5 a yard at Quilt Trends in Columbus. For some reason they had 3 bolts of this all marked down. I couldn't pass it up.

This pattern is so easy. I swear it takes longer to cut out the blocks than it does to sew them together and you can cut a block out in about 3 minutes. So much cuteness for so little effort - right up my alley.

Hope today is a good day for you - I'm off to stimulate the economy and fill my family's stomachs.

Happy stitching-
carol fun

12 comments:

  1. Too funny -- before I turned on the computer just this minute, I was in my sewing room, pulling fabrics for the same pattern :-) How cool! I don't have a collection of Christmas fabrics, so I'm using various colors for the packages and (maybe) my jelly roll of Rose Parade for the ribbons. Yours is going to be great!

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  2. You've made a delightful quilt top. I love the border fabric and the fact that you got it on sale makes it a definite bonus.

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  3. This is a great pattern and your choices are so much fun. Have a great day sewing! Maybe the grocery store trip will only take minutes...

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  4. Very cute!! Too bad your grocery doesn't deliver! ;)

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  5. Oh, man! Santa skiing. If I saw that on the bolt I'd think, "How could anyone ever use this tack-o-rama print?!" But it is too perfect here! I want one, lol! :D

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  6. This is really cute, love the fabrics you used!

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  7. For a one-armed quilter, you're really doing great! These fabrics look great. Fun! BTW, I was at the quilt show in Madison, WI and bought an 18 inch shape-cut ruler. Thanks for the heads up! It's great!

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  8. You make me want to do Christams!!

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  9. Very cute quilt. I am in love with your retro Santa!! Good choice.

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  10. Well that just puts you in the Christmas Spirit.
    Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches
    PS - Sorry you had to go out in the rain for TP.

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  11. Love those presents- so eye catching.

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  12. What a great quilt. Nothing says "Christmas" like presents and Santa!

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