Tuesday, November 27, 2007

New projects...

It's not like I don't have plenty of current projects going at the moment, but sometimes you just shove a few more in there to keep you on your toes. I knew just what I was going to do next. A Christmas Tree quilt done in the "chop and re-sew" manner. I've had the FQ's already picked out and tucked away with the pattern waiting to be done for this Christmas all year, but I got a late start. Better late than never I say.

Sunday I started ironing all the FQ's and lining them up on top of each other for cutting. 10 FQ each of red, greens, and cremes in my case. Laid out and cut on the lines. These is the white and green backgrounds waiting their turn for sewing.
Once I got all the pieces ready for cutting, I started sewing the group with red backgrounds yesterday afternoon and got all but the last 2 seams done last night after hubby went to bed. This morning I got all the red background pieces finished and ready for trimming. I have to wait until all the blocks are done to find the final block size.

With any luck, I hope to have this tree quilt done and on the wall after this weekend. I realized yesterday I am sorely lacking in Christmas quilts. I put up my only finished quilt last night and thought I would share it again. I think this was one of my very first quilts. I call it Christmas Star.
I have a few more things to make for this year. I need to adapt Marcie's Tree Topper pattern into a new tree skirt. I hope to get that finished next week and under the tree. I also would love to get a copy of Libby's Christmas Angel done. I'm not as confident of getting that one done, but I'll cut the fabric strips and make the blocks while I sew other things. If it doesn't get finished for this year, I'll have a big head start on next years decorating.

8 comments:

Terry@quilt-nut said...

What patterns or you using for the chop and resew technique? Are they available for purchase?
Terry

Katie said...

Neat pattern. Great colors in fabric. Really gets me into the season.

YankeeQuilter said...

You go girl! I got tired just reading your post. I've been playing with the idea of the Tree Topper as well. Like I need another project!

Dawn said...

Hey! Kathie at inspired by antique quilts is doing this one too! http://inspiredbyantiquequilts.blogspot.com/

harts4Him said...

Waaaay cool blocks. Love them....a lot!

Looks easy enough, but unfortunately I won't have time for this Christmas.

I'll have to bookmark for sure!

Vanessa

Libby said...

Those trees look great - sounds like a great, no stress pattern.

Jeanne said...

Love your tree blocks. Is that a Buggy Barn pattern?

Suze said...

I am looking forward to seeing thta one done.