Monday, December 19, 2011

Design Wall Monday... a work in progress

Well.  That doesn't look like much!  I took this picture a few days ago and now there is more.  The funny thing about quilting is that you don't often end up making things for yourself.  Sure we have quilts all over the house but I have not actually made a quilt for us for a long time.  Especially in the lead up to Christmas so much of the sewing is for gift giving. I did not think I would have time to make this project for this year.  This one is a Christmas quilt for us.  And it is all made completely from stash fabrics.  The fabric is Fruitcake by Basic Grey for Moda and I had a whole bunch of samples, some charm packs and some yardage bought in the after Christmas sales last year.  I saved it with the intention of it being a Christmas quilt for us.  It matches the pillows I made last year before Christmas.  I really love this fabric because it is different from the usual Christmas palette.

So what is the plan.  The plan is to have a centre bit of half square triangles and then borders and squares until it is the right size.  That's all.  When I just had the half square triangles, Husband was a bit worried thinking that I was making a quilt for an elf.  I promised him it would get bigger!  It will look more or less like a quilt I made for mum.  Have a look.

 I am going to link up with Judy's design wall Monday.  I am on holidays but not from my sewing machine so I think that I will be finished this for sure before the 24th!  Happy Monday!


  1. Nice you are making a quilt for you. You are right, we don't make that much for ourselves, especially around the holidays.

  2. I love the Fruitcake range. I agree with you...the colours are not your typical Christmas colours which is probably why i like it so much.

    Your pillows are lovely. Can't wait to see the finished quilt.

  3. it is lovely - that range is lots of fun and i like the non traditional colours in it too