Wednesday, November 25, 2015

It's beginning to look a bit like Christmas...

Well another week has blown right by me...I blame not posting on life and laziness... there was plenty of both in last week. Anyway I did do a little sewing and I actually remembered to take pictures, so maybe there is some hope for me. Now we aren't going to talk about the large stockpile of UFO's I have lurking in my sewing room, instead we are going to focus on a bit of Christmas just in time for the upcoming holiday.

I've been wanting to do this pattern - Diamond Dash from Missouri Star - since it was published back in October. You can watch the video here. It takes a layer cake and 1 1/2 yds fabric for the "diamonds" and the sashing. Here's what I have laid out on my design wall.

The color in this picture isn't great... the close-ups below are truer to reality. The fabric is Tole Christmas by Gina Martin and you can see it here. I'm using an olive green Grunge fabric for the diamonds and the sashing.

There are some lovely prints in this collection...

I think I will use the red print with the white poinsettia for my outer border. In fact, I ordered some this morning from my favorite shop, Fabric Shack.

I have to sew the rows together but the individual units sewed up quickly. I used my Folded Corner Clipper to do the snowball corners. I like using this tool as I have the trimming done before I sew the corner on. Once it is sewn all I have to do is press it in place and it is done. Easy peasy.

I'll be linking up with Freshly Pieced WIP Wednesday and Patchwork Times Design Wall Monday...a day or two late and hopefully not a dollar short.

So are you prepped and ready for tomorrow? We are celebrating the holiday at my older son's home, a mere two blocks from my house. That makes it convenient as I'm bringing (by request) a prime rib roast, my stuffing and pasta salad. There will also be turkey and trimmings supplied by my dear daughter-in-law's father and grandmother. It should be quite the feast. Gobble till you wobble...LOL!

happy stitching-
carol fun


  1. Nice Christmas quilt WIP - I really like your choice of sashing fabric with those prints. Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. Love your quilt--I think those Christmassy colors are great in it....hugs, Julierose

  3. That is going to be one beautiful Christmas quilt!! I love the fabric with the white poinsettia. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with all of your family. The food sounds delicious. We are going to have our dinner at a good friend's home. Because of my back, she refuses to let me bring anything! This is the easiest Wed. before Thanksgiving I have had in years!!!!

  4. Your Diamond Dash looks fab...I love the Christmas fabrics! Missouri Star comes up with the BEST tutorials ever. They make it easy for a beginner like me to feel confident enough to try it. I'll be posting some finishes soon, all thanks to MSQC!

  5. I love that pattern - I knew I wanted to make it the minute I saw it too. I only have one Layer Cake so I went ahead and cut everything up and started putting it together. I think I'll be making this pattern again and again - I want a Christmas one too. Yours is fabulous!

  6. I love the fabrics and colors in this!


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