Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Christmas quilt-a-long update

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


  1. 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!

    Have a great week.

  2. There's no stopping you! WOW! The quilt is coming along beautifully - it really is gorgeous!
    The feather stitching is awesome - OK so now I'm running out of adjectives!!!LOL!
    LOVE your work!

  3. Hey Shazy!

    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!

    Big hugz!

  4. 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?

  5. Hey you!

    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

  6. 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)

  7. Hey....Lookin good!! Such a talanted girl you are....

  8. Love the quilt and Santa is cute. I haven't done much housework today either

    Love and hugs Gina xxx

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  10. Your quilt is beautiful, and my favorite
    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
    all decorated.

    Bear Hugs~Karen

  11. 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.

    Santa is coming along quite nicely as well. I love the feather stitch. It's a neat stitch and your stitches look wonderfully straight!

  12. I have not seen this block design before. Oh so interesting!