Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Race to Christmas!!

Linda - here - and I are doing a Race to Christmas!! -

Yesterday she did a post -

... - So tomorrow will kick off our Race to Christmas!! We'll be pulling all our Christmas fabric that's hiding in drawers and bins and showing it off (because we probably can't remember what we have) and then.....
We'll quickly decide on our first pattern and start wielding our rotary's.
Did you catch that "quickly" word? hahaha Yeah Like that's really going to happen!
Stay tuned tomorrow to see how we do.
Oh and by the way.... You want to join us?


So I pulled out ALL of my Christmas stuff -
Except for the bin with SSCQ -
That’s my Sister’s Someday Christmas Quilt -
“Someday” being the operative word - ;))

And loaded a basket -

So what have I got in here??

Got a couple of patterns -
Christmas Quilt - (c) 1996 - ABC Patterns - 45" x 51"
And -
Folk Art Christmas - by Cindy Taylor Oates - (c) Taylor Made Designs -
Folk Art Christmas Tree - 27" x 35-1/2"
Little Angels Quilt - 16" x 20"
Octagonal Tree Skirt - 66"

Another couple of patterns -
Gingerbread ‘n Hearts - (c) 1995 - Dinah’s Quilts & Accents - 18" x 21"
And -
Bottoms Up! - (c) 2001 - Calico Moon Handcrafts -
Some cute little Christmas Stockings -

Got some yardage -

Some “Fairy Frost” - Michael Miller Fabrics -
Oops! -
That stuff is going back to the “Stash Room” -
It belongs with its friends -
The rest of my “Fairy Frost” collection - ;))

Some more yardage -
And a large-scale print with Christmas toys -
Probably got that for a backing -

Some gingerbread yardage and a panel print -

Some more yardage and gingerbread stuff -
Gotta love those gingerbread guys - ;))

A panel print with Christmas Wreaths -
And a yard of coordinating yardage -

Another panel print with Christmas Trees -
Placemats maybe?? -

A Christmas Tree panel print -
Wallhanging?? -

A Snowman panel print -
And a yard and a half of coordinating yardage -
Another wallhanging?? -

And everything I need to make -
Northern Lights Wall Hanging - by Janet Page - (c) 1999
Cranston Consumer Products -
46" x 46"

And the fat quarters -
Don’t forget my fat quarters -

So - if my math is correct -
That makes -

4 patterns - (one with 3 options) -
5 panel prints -
1 “kit” -
And a bunch of yardage -

Ten different choices - (plus options) -

You saw the dates on some of this stuff - right?

Talk about OLD - ;))

Guess now it’s -

Eenie - meenie - miney - moe -

But first -

I know for a FACT that I will NEVER make -

Northern Lights Wall Hanging

Does anybody out there want this pattern -
And the fabric to go with it ?? - ;))

I'll trade you for it -

The whole bunch -

5 panels for blocks (I have 6)
1/2 yd - snowflake
1/2 yd - Father Christmas
3-1/4 yd - Blue Toile
1 yd - Rose

There are two different prints -

And they measure about 12-1/2”

"Pattern level: Easy, but some piecing and applique experience is helpful."

Personal Note - my opinion only - ;))
This pattern is NOT for a beginner.
The toile and Father Christmas fabrics are both ONE-WAY fabrics.
The directions could have been written better.
You will have to “See diagram for cutting measurements and directions.”
You will need to decipher the diagram as a list of cutting instructions is not given.
And the addition of the Rose border on the center block is an odd interesting technique.

Now I remember why -

This one is still in my stash - ;))


If anybody out there is interested in this pattern -
And the fabric to go with it -

I’ll trade you - ;))

Just leave me a comment -

Or send me an email -

And we can try to work something out - ;))

In the meantime -

I want/need to check out those panel prints - ;))

Talk to you later - gotta go - gotta sew -


Linda C said...

I have some of that very same red gingerbread men fabric right in my line of sight. Really should do something with that someday!

I used to make a little gingerbread bread wall hangings that you attached an actual cookie cutter to as gifts but I never kept one for ME. The pattern was from a nearby quilt shop and used some of those hearts like you make.

I might be interested in your kit but I don't quite know what to offer you in exchange. My The Ginger Thread Man quilt book? Make you a little wall hanging? You may not be into folk arty stuff as much as I am.

A Left-Handed Quilter said...

Hmmmmmmm - let me think on it - ;))


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