Yes, I knew before I even started the quilt-a-long on Saturday, hosted by Sue of Quilt Times, that I wouldn't get much time to participate, but I still wanted to join in the fun:) So here we are, a number of days later and I want to show you that I am still on board (just a little slow!lol!)
These first three blocks took an age-I think I spent more time with my stitch ripper in hand than stitching, but I eventually got into the swing of getting my points fairly ok (don't look too close) by ironing the seams in a particular direction, so that they 'fitted' nicely into each other-how slow am I????
Sorry, I was on a roll and couldn't get stopped for photo's until the front was finished! There are three rows of the red blocks-the rest is over the banister:)
Now......for the fun/relaxing bit-yep, I am going to be traditional and hand quilt this one
Finally, I thought I could show the progress on Santa. It's a little wrinkled, from being in my sewing bag, but you get the picture
A closer glimpse of my newly learned skill....feather stitch????
There are a few other little projects I was going to show, but as usual, this posting takes forever. It is now 18.05 and I will let you into a secret; the b'fast dishes are still in the sink and there is no dinner on, so I better hop it!!
Have a great week,
Blessings, Shazy x
Shazy, you should be so proud of yourself, you are doing such an awesome job on the Christmas quilt!!! It looks to me like you are a PRO!ReplyDelete
Have a great week.
There's no stopping you! WOW! The quilt is coming along beautifully - it really is gorgeous!ReplyDelete
The feather stitching is awesome - OK so now I'm running out of adjectives!!!LOL!
LOVE your work!
Wowza! you never cease to amaze me w/your talents, Shazy girl!!!
Great job on the quilt ~ looks like perfect 'points' to me! I love anything w/pinwheels in them. You're doing an amazing job!
Santa is darling! You did a wonderful job on him and the feather stitching. I started a Santa pillow before I left on vacation, but now I'm inspired to finish him.
Yep, I'm back!!LOL ~ I'll write ya soon!
I love the big quilt - it just shouts "Christmas" to me. Santa is gorgeous, is it a wallhanging or part of a big quilt too?ReplyDelete
Love your Christmas quilt...all those points..lo1! ;) (I always end up putting buttons over my points to disguise how badly they meet!...hahaha)
Santa's looking gorgeous too
See Ya , Love Wendy x
P.S. My breakfast dishes are still in the sink too....hehehe
It's really lovely Shazy and you've got on so quickly with it! Love the colours too - they kind of match the background of your blog!!:0)ReplyDelete
Hey....Lookin good!! Such a talanted girl you are....ReplyDelete
Love the quilt and Santa is cute. I haven't done much housework today eitherReplyDelete
Love and hugs Gina xxx
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Your quilt is beautiful, and my favoriteReplyDelete
colors! And I love your Santa, sure
looks like you are doing a great job
on both of them! I have been working
on a hutch, I just got it done and
Shazy, that quilt is just gorgeous!!! You are doing such a wonderful job on it! I totally love the design and the colors are very pretty.ReplyDelete
Santa is coming along quite nicely as well. I love the feather stitch. It's a neat stitch and your stitches look wonderfully straight!
I have not seen this block design before. Oh so interesting!ReplyDelete