Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Progress on my new Christmas Quilt....

A couple of weeks ago I posted about a new Christmas quilt that I had started.  It is a free project called 'Winter Wandering' and is a blog hop between four designers.


The first block was designed and posted by Ellie of Ellie's Quiltplace and features a very cute snowman.  You can also find all the details for piecing together the final quilt on Ellie's blog. I have added his red border this week!



I have also finished the second block, which was designed by Els at Bobbin and is a perfect Christmas scene with stockings galore!  If you have seen the pattern, you may notice that there is a stocking missing from my block. That is because I printed the pattern out too large for the background fabric.... I should have checked before I appliqued the trees!!  So I adjusted by missing out one of the stockings!



Actually, I also made a mistake with the first block too!  As I don't have any metric quilting rulers I was converting the cm dimensions into inches which is fine, except that I was so concentrated on making sure that I made an accurate conversion, I forgot to add on the seam allowances!  I am not sure yet how I will piece the different sized blocks together but I am sure I can make it work!!



The third block is a very sweet reindeer design by Gail Pan.  Isn't he adorable? I finished stitching him last night.  A very pretty little stitchery and some appliqued holly.... perfect!



I'm looking forward to the last block now so that I can get the quilt finished and quilted in time to hang up with my other decorations!

I am linking this post to the last 'Patchwork with Stitchery' SAL link up over at Martina's blog, 'Sunshine Quilting'. I haven't linked up every month but I have really enjoyed the sew-a-long.... thank you very much Martina! 

22 comments:

  1. Your blocks are lovely.
    I love the red border around it.
    Marja ­čî▓­čî▓­čî▓

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  2. Wunder-wundersch├Ân, Danke f├╝r die Links, ich werde mich sofort damit besch├Ąftigen!
    Liebe Gr├╝├če
    Steffi

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  3. Ich liebe diese Kombinationen aus Gepatchtem, Gesticktem und Aplikationen. Wunder-wundersch├Ân deine Arbeiten liebe Christine, ich bin hin und weg.
    Jetzt sehe ich mir mal die Links an, Weihnachten kommt ja schlie├člich jedes Jahr.

    Liebe Gr├╝├če und eine sch├Âne Adventszeit w├╝nscht dir
    Uta

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  4. What beautiful work! I'm enjoying seeing Christmas things being crafted. Maybe it will inspire me.
    Cathy

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  5. Oh ow wonderful! Love your version of the blocks and I am sure you will find a good way to put them all together. Look Forward to see it soon, hugs martina

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  6. So sweet and well done ! :o))

    Ps,
    I have some puzzeling with te second block too
    ;o)
    for fit it all between te trees ( pffff...) :o)

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  7. Liebe Christine,
    das sind ja wieder zauberhafte Stickereien. Das Rentier von Gail Pan gef├Ąllt mir besonders gut, da bekomme ich direkt wieder Lust, etwas zu sticken.
    Liebe Gr├╝├če
    Valomea

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  8. Du hast schon wieder alles ferrtig! Die sind so wunderbar!

    Gru├č Marion

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  9. Beautiful work! I am sure you will sort out those small measurement issues...I often find things like that happen but solving them makes you extra creative :) Love the sweet effects you have created here, it will be such a lovely Christmas quilt.
    Helen xox

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  10. Your blocks all look wonderful, Christine. I hadn't even noticed you were a stocking short on block 2. For block 1, you could re-do the red border by making them a little larger. xx

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  11. My favourite is the stockings - reminds me of the Grinch (which is my favourite Christmas show). Great fun!

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  12. Beautiful work Christine, xx I received your package, hopefully yours get there soon. xx

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  13. These are darling Christine! Thank you for the link. I love the reindeer so much I've decided to scrap the one I started and use Gail's pattern - yay!

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  14. Christine, these are all adorable! (Would a larger border on the first block work? So all of the blocks would be the same size when you sew them all together? I look forward to seeing how your creative mind meets the challenge!)

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  15. These are so cute! Love the charming designs and your beautiful stitching!

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  16. Seriously cute! What fun blocks these are!

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  17. I've been there, with the cm to inches and viceversa thing... although I had all my rulers in cm and the patterns in inches! It was something I fixed quickly - by buying rulers in inches, of course ;-) All the blocks look gorgeous, and your embroidery is so fine! Have a nice weekend, Ariadna.

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  18. You are so fast, you are already up to date, and I bet you will have another beautiful finish just in time for Christmas.
    KATRIN W.

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  19. These are adorable blocks. Your photos show off your many talents - needlework, piecing, appliqu├ę - all well done!

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    1. Thank you! I am really enjoying this project.... hope I an get the quilt finished in time for Christmas! Christine x

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