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


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

  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

  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.

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

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

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

  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!


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

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

  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

  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~