Friday, 12 December 2014

Christmas Sampler Blocks





I am still plodding along with my Last Minute Christmas Sampler QAL blocks.

  • block 8  - Candles, Julianna actually gave us two versions of the pattern, I opted for the advanced with all the fussy cut piecing around the flame.
  • block 9 - Reindeer - there were a lot of pieces to put together in this block.  Luckily I had the perfect backing fabric to use for it.
  • block 10 - Nutcracker - I debated long and hard over my fabric choices for the nutcracker.  In the end, I pulled one of our nutcracker decorations off the tree and used it as inspiration.  I made a couple of changes to the pattern namely omitting the candy cane, and utilised some fussy cut pieces of fabric for the jacket front and belt. My son has said that I have made it in the colours of the Chiefs rugby team .
Luckily I am up to date now, ready for the next pattern to be released tonight, though I am not sure how much sewing I will get done this weekend.  My sister and her family arrive from Brisbane on Saturday night, and she and I have a day out together on Sunday.

Wishing you all a fabulous weekend.

9 comments:

  1. The quilt is going to be lovely....well worth all that work! :)

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  2. I am so impressed, I can't wait to see the end result. Have a wonderful time with your sister.

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  3. fabulous blocks Julie! I just finished quilting a paper pieced quilt for one of my customers.

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  4. I really am in awe of the way that you produce these wonderful quilting blocks, they are so intricate and detailed!! xx

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  5. They are all lovely.. it must take a bit of time to piece each one? ! The nutcracker one is especially gorgeous. Linda

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  6. Your reindeer block is amazingly delicate and detailed. You have been busy creating these little gems. Love your nutcracker decoration.

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  7. You are amazing! These are just so stunning Julie! My goodness!!! I have been sick again so I am just getting caught up on what you have been up to....jumping on to your last post!

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  8. Ok good I didn't miss anything!! Wishing you a very festive weekend friend!!! Nicole xo

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  9. I will definitely have to bookmark these patterns for next year - they are absolutely gorgeous!

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