Monday, October 15, 2012

Ho ho ho on Design Wall Monday


Did you know that there are only 71 more days till Christmas?? Neither did I till looked it up! I sew A LOT this weekend and I was determined to get this UFO from about 2 years ago together. One hundred and twenty one 5" squares of Christmasy goodness. I used about 40 different fabrics.






Some of my favorites are this vintage looking Santa who occupies the center square...





















and here is another vintage looking print... such sweet little kids playing with a train...




















and a kooky looking orange reindeer!


This one is a Nancy Wolff print I just recently found. As far as I can tell she isn't designing fabric anymore and that makes me sad. I love her unique quirky style.










Now I realize that putting sashing on these blocks did nothing to quiet them down, in fact I think it got even busier looking but I'm ok with that. Looking at all those different fabrics makes me smile! I'm planning on a wide border of that yellow sashing fabric and maybe an inside border too. I'll have to see what might work. And I am a bit surprised and pleased that somehow I managed to make yellow Christmas quilt. I LOVE IT!

happy stitching-
carol fun


21 comments:

  1. That is just too cute. I love all the bright colors and how busy it is. That's how I feel inside over Christmas!

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  2. You amaze me...only you would be able to find a yellow snowflake print! Fabulous quilt.

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  3. Favorite colors will show up really no matter what you think you might be doing with your prints, right? It looks great, even though it is busy, because it is a lot of FUN!

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  4. OMG, OMG, I love this quilt. Wonderful quilt for Christmas snuggling and dreaming of goodies from Santa.

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  5. I love your quilt. I wouldn't be concerned about toning it down because all those colors going on just matche the festive theme of the quilt. Sometimes busy is appropriate. Can't wait to see it finished and put to use this holiday season.

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  6. You make some of the best quilts. Looking at those different fabrics definitely makes one smile!

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  7. Did you say 71 more days until Christmas?? Wow! Looks like you are having fun getting ready :-)

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  8. I just love those vintage looking fabrics. That's going to be a wonderful fun quilt!

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  9. I love all those different prints on that quilt--way to go!!!
    have fun finishing it--
    Hugs,Di and miss gracie

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  10. Carol...you continue to amaze and inspire! Lets get together soon.

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  11. Great sashing fabric--gives a real retro/vintage vibe!! Love some of those Christmas prints--but it does not shout Christmas quilt--until you look at the blocks. Fun, fun and fun.

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  12. I love it!!!! What a wonderful collection of Christmas fabrics.

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  13. Great Christmas quilt. I love some of the prints you showed us.

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  14. I love your super happy fun quilt! I collect 5" Christmas squares and can only hope to make one as wonderful as yours someday...

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  15. Your very happy, bright, loud Christmas quilt reminds me of Christmas morning when my children were little. It was never quiet on that morning! Great quilt.

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  16. It's a perfect Christmas quilt...lots of fun vintage memories, lots of energy and brightness...love it!

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  17. I love having a quilt with so many different fabrics to look at. This one is darling - and yellow? How in the world did you manage that? That's the cat's meow!

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  18. Oh! 71 days? I did not need to know that and yes I realize that was now 3 days ago. All of those darling squares would make me smile too and I love the yellow. What a great quilt to curl up with during the holidays - bet your family will be fighting over who gets to snuggle under it!

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