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Friday, May 1, 2015

Have Yourself a Quilty Little Christmas...in May

It's done! It's done!

Six days ago this quilt was just 5 tree blocks, 7 present blocks and a stocking.  And as of last night, it is a finished quilt top.  Woo hoo!

This all started in November when Lori Holt started her Christmas quilt along.  As much as I wanted to, I couldn't join in.  There was just too much going on.  Too many gifts to make.  So I just admired everyone else's pictures and swore that I would start mine in January.

And I did!  I wanted mine to be bigger, to snuggle under, so I decided to make multiples of the blocks and turn it into my own little row along.  The goal was to sew a row a month and to have it finished by next Christmas.

But then there was Farm Girl.  It starts today. Last Saturday I decided that I would precut my scraps into pieces for the haystacks block (like a courthouse step).  My plan is to use those blocks as my leaders and enders.  But, when I went to go pull my fabric and get it organized, I realized that a lot of the fabric I wanted to use in Farm Girl was the same fabric I had pulled for the Christmas Quilt.


So....I gave myself a deadline.  Finish by Friday.  Just 6 days.  And I did it!  And it feels AWESOME! And I love, love, love the result. Deadlines are the best!



Ta dah!  Now, enjoy some quilty picture goodness!






Thanks for stopping by!

Tracy

11 comments:

  1. Tracy, this is such a darling Christmas quilt! You did superb work with your fabric choices and piecing! Quite an accomplishment!

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  2. this is an adorable quilt! i love the bright and cheery colorways..Just a lovely finish--hugs, Julierose

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  3. This is so cute! I'd have a hard time not using it between now and Christmas! Can't wait to see how you quilt it!

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  4. What a fun Christmas quilt!! And I love the scrappy border you added.

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  5. Oh that is just adorable - I love the little gingerbread men, it's going to be wonderful to snuggle under in the winter!

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  6. Mission accomplished!! Love the background fabric as well as all the fun scrappy blocks!

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  7. It's lovely! What a fun, happy, Christmas quilt. And all done well ahead of the Chrissie season.

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  8. Love all the details, especially the ric rac.

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  9. Oh I love to see something Christmas-y during the year! You did a beautiful job!

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  10. That's it girlfriend - you are going in my Feedly! Beautiful quilt - those gingerbread men are to die for!

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  11. Totally in love with your quilt! Beautiful! I just started my "Have yourself a quilty little Christmas", but this one must also be made :-)

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