Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Christmas Sewing

I am working on a secret quilt...our Breakfast Club mystery for the 29th of December. This year I am in the "know" about the pattern. It requires 20 fat quarters and 4 yards of background fabric.  

Here's my stack of cut components. I have four blocks made. It is a great pattern. I cannot wait for everyone to see the reveal at the end of our quilting day on the 29th. I am working with Christmas batik fat quarters with gold metallic stamping.

And there is a bonus with this project. 
Mini half square triangles. 
I am hoping I can come up with a design by the time we meet. 

I did finish adding the borders to the Presents quilt. I had enough fabric left over from the fat quarters to make a scrappy red inner border. 

And the binding has been stitched onto the Full Bloom quilt. I need to start pecking away at hand sewing the binding. 

I still need to write the family Christmas letter. Hubby gets home tomorrow so I will have him be my editor. I try to get it mailed by Christmas...I rarely get it out before the 24th. 


Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I didn't even send out cards this year - hardly anyone that we have always exchanged with do anymore so I will just send out a general Merry Christmas by text to the family I think. Love your quilts!

Donna quilts said...

Well, now you've got me curious about your mystery quilt! Your Presents quilt turned out great! I only just noticed that the block background is made up of different fabrics so having an inner border made with your different reds looks really good.

Sally said...

I love the idea of Christmas batiks....I'll bet I could find some in my stash that I didn't even know were there...Not sure there are as many as 20 but there are at least 5, I'm sure.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and yours....

Suz J said...

Ohh that gold/neutral batik looks gorgeous - can't wait to find out what happens to them all! Read about your adventures in NY on your last post... such a huge mix of emotions... well, I'm glad you are home safe anyway! Hope you and family have a great Xmas!

CecileD said...

Great work on your quilts !!
Merry Christmas to you and all your family Debbie !

Lynette said...

Pretty post, Debbie! Love the mystery stack and the presents quilt.