Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Christmas fabric blocks.......

I decided to go with a traditional block for my Christmas fabrics.  I will have to look up the name of this star because I don't remember it.  I got 6 more blocks sewn but they aren't pressed yet.  You can see that some blocks have a variety in them instead of just 2 fabrics.  I wanted to use up as much as I could and there weren't as many triangles of some as there were of others.
These 3 were the last ones I sewed and you can tell I was down to the end of the pile with that top block.  15 blocks will be 36" x 60" so it will have a border and use up some more fabric out of the box.
I finished reading this book last night.  He really had an art filled life from the time he was a child.  He did way more knitting and needlepoint than designing quilts and fabric.  It is a very interesting and colorful book.  I think I may need to read it again some time.
If you want to see who was the recipient of this quilt, check out this blog.
 
 

16 comments:

Debbie said...

The Christmas quilt is wonderful. I love the mix of prints that happened at the end.
And the zig zag quilt made someone very happy it seems. Perfect!

Linda at Roscoe's Ma said...

I really like how you mixed the neutrals with the Christmas colors. Thanks for the inspiration!

Laura Wasilowski said...

Love that star block Wanda. It has a lot of action. Just like you!

JJM said...

What a surprise... those little triangles turned out to be. I agree with Laura, "lots of action, just like you". I must add, just glorious.

Was fun to see the recipient of streak of lightning, from door step to all covered up. (*._,*)

J~MT

O'Quilts said...

You certainly have kept up your energy despite your ordeal..wonderful Christmas quilt and great gift to Diane.

Vicki W said...

I love your Christmas blocks and am thrilled to see the zig zag quilt with such a happy owner!

Sheila said...

Very nice Christmas fabric blocks! So much varity.
I visited Diane's blog Persnickety Quilts for awhile this morning and thoroughly enjoyed reading present and past posts. Thank you for a link to her blog. I remember the posts you wrote as you made the beautiful quilt you gifted her. You could see Diane was thrilled about Zig Zag. Her beautiful smile said it all :)

Cathi said...

What a fabulous block -- it has so much movement. I'd love to know the name of it.
I visited Diane's blog and agree with Sheila, her smile told the whole story - a very wonderful gift.

suemac said...

What a great place for your quilt to end up. She was really enjoying cuddling under it.

Angel and Kirby said...

So very scrappy! It will be beautiful

Quiltdivajulie said...

That book is on my wish list . . . pssssst Santa, did you hear that?!?!?!?

Muddling Through said...

I'm glad to know you liked the book. I've been eying it. I went to the blog and saw the very happy recipient of your beautiful quilt. What a blessing you are!

Julianne said...

Your Christmas quilt is giving me the itch to make one. That block is wonderful, would love to know the name of it or pattern source...very nice!

Needled Mom said...

Those are wonderful Christmas fabric blocks. The stars appear to be spinning.

Dolly said...

Oh, Wanda, what a generous gift......I know you probably don't feel it was much, but , WOW,....that quilt is going to bring sunshine into her home on a daily basis. How sweet of you !

Paule-Marie said...

I would also like to know the name of the block you used with your Christmas fabric. The first name that popped into my mind was the Barbara Fritchie star. But when I went looking for that star, it was quite the same. Thank you for sharing all your quilts. Love seeing all the color in them.