Saturday, 12 March 2011

March Christmas Quilt-a-long!

OK, I'm finally here!

Today was one of those busy Saturdays-taxi service to birthday parties and shopping/cleaning/baking....... now I'm home and almost ready to start-just a certain little 3 year old to get to bed and no doubt a few other jobs dropped in for good measure, but to all intents and purposes I'm ready to think Christmas:)

Today's weather really suits this quilt-a-long session-we have had more snow and it is very cold, so it won't be too difficult to get into the spirit.

I knew I had a busy day ahead today, so I prepped my block last night....



I know-I have skipped a block.....I couldn't wait to get to this block so I'm afraid Mr Santa won and I am so looking forward to hand stitching him this evening.

This is a pic of the finished quilt for those that don't know what I am working on during this monthly quilt-a-long. Talking of which, thanks again to Sue and Cathy for hosting this each month-it is a fab idea to have something ready for Christmas and if you join in, you also get their lovely star quilt pattern:)



Happy stitching and hopefully I will get back soon to show some progress:)

Shazy x

12 comments:

  1. This is on my to-do list...I have the pattern and the wool plus the Japanese black background fabric..now I just need the to-do!! Your's is going to be stunning!
    P

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  2. .... a shame you have more snow - I hope it doesn't move across here!! But at least it's got you into a Christmassy frame of mind - Santa is coming along a treat!

    Love Julia x

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  3. Love the Santa block. A perfect one to work on today. I was tempted by this pattern a few months ago but I have to draw the line somewhere. Sometimes that line gets further & further away.

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  4. I love this block. Can't wait to see it finished.

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  5. Love the block you did! The quilt is going to be very nice when you're done!

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  6. Oh, what a GREAT quilt!! I don't blame you on putting Santa next on the list. That is a great block!!

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  7. Oh, I bet you had such fun stitching on him last nite. He is a cutie for sure!

    P.S. miss 'chatting' w/you!!

    Have a great week my sweet friend!

    Tanya

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  8. it is stunning!!!! ( is this good English??)
    Seriously, I love it!! the black background!! everything! Where can I buy the pattern, Shazy?

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  9. Stunning quilt. You sound extremely busy and yet you manage to do it all.

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  10. Wow! Who wouldn't be mad for Christmas and Santa, seeing that block? and I would love to be stitching him too! He's great - the whole quilt will be awesome!
    Be in touch
    Christine

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  11. You are doing a great job on the quilt-a-long! Especially since you are having to work on it between all the running, mom duties, and house chores!! It will be a beautiful quilt when you are finished!

    Have a grand week~

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