Thursday, December 9, 2010
On the Design Wall: Scrappy Christmas
Between the Christmas sewing projects and infectious Christmas music my Urban Lattice quilt morphed into the Scrappy Christmas Quilt. No maroon or slate in sight (sorry Honey, the manly version will have to wait).
I finished up the blocks last night. I was aiming for the lap size but I underestimated the amount of white I had in my stash...by about 1.5 yards! Time for another bolt. I have *just* enough for a petite size. It still big enough to cuddle on the couch with Hot Coco and twinkle lights. : )
This is my first time paper piecing and it won't be my last. It is so satisfying pulling off that paper!! This is a great introduction to this technique. Cara's tutorial/quilt along is very well written. If you make one add your pictures to the Urban Lattice Flickr group. Looking at this picture I can see some blocks need to be moved around a little. That's ok, they can marinate on the wall while we have lunch.
Happy Thursday from cold and wet California. : )
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This will be a very pretty Christmas cuddly!ReplyDelete
Awesome, this looks great!!! I love the idea of a holiday lattice quilt, great job :)ReplyDelete
very cute! I have been thinking about buying a bolt of bella white from Moda, but am still in denial that I quilt and stuff THAT much.ReplyDelete
And sometimes all you need is something to cover your lap when on the couch.
I really enjoy paper piecing...and I love the bright, clean look of this one you've made. So colorful and well, it just makes me smile. :) blessings, marleneReplyDelete
neat job...I love the simplicity of the designReplyDelete
Simply delightful!!! I haven't tried paper piecing yet, but hope to before long.ReplyDelete
more Moda uhuh-lol!!! I am starting to like Moda solids too more than Kona:)ReplyDelete
This is so gorgeous! I adore that thin print down the centers and the way the blocks form a cool center square. Great movement and eye appeal with this project!ReplyDelete
This is looking great! I can't wait to get a chance to work on mine, but it's probably not happening for at least another week.ReplyDelete
Oh, I LOVE this pattern for a scrappy Christmas quilt. What a brilliant idea. It is Christmas-y without screaming XMAS, you know.ReplyDelete