Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Wednesday WIP






The Last Minute Christmas Sampler QAL is almost finished.  Julianna has released all 12 patterns, and so far I have made 10 of them.  Her last two are a little more detailed, and require a lot more concentration and effort than I felt like putting into sewing today.

My mission today, was to start quilting these blocks and turning them into place mats.  I have trimmed them all down to 11.5" squares, and they will all be backed in the white and red star/snowflake print in the top photo.  Quilting is straight lines approximately 1/2" inch apart, and the binding is a slightly marbled red.

So far one has been completed, I had grand visions of getting them done, so we would be able to use them on Christmas Day, but maybe I'll make that Christmas 2015.  I have had a lot of fun making these blocks, some have definitely challenged me at times, but the result has been worth it.  Thanks for such a fun project Julianna.

Linking up to WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced and the QAL Linky party at Sewing Under Rainbow.

14 comments:

  1. They are lovely...Love that finished one ..Happy Christmas and New Year :)

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  2. I love these. Great idea.
    Happy Xmas and New Year.

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  3. It looks as though you are well on the way to having several of these done for the big day! They look great as mats. I assumed that you would make a quilt, but I much prefer this idea! xx

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  4. These are brilliant, you are braver than me to use them as placemats - or maybe I just have very messy children!

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  5. Wow, you've made 10 out of 12! That is some fast sewing. They look great and will look wonderful as place mats.

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  6. I really love your fabric choices - so clear and bright blocks! Very nice placemats :)

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  7. I can not get over your artistic skills Julie! Though you say that there are challenges your pieces always come out flawless! Seriously amazing! Wishing you a merry and festive weekend friend! Nicole xoxo

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  8. Great PP blocks :) Lovely quilting!
    Greetings from Poland
    Kamila

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  9. I really really love these Julie - They are going to be fantastic as a set and will no doubt be wonderful to pull out every Christmas :)

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  10. Love the idea of placemats :)

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  11. You are amazing - you've completed 10 out of 12 of the PP patterns? Plus, I LOVE your idea of turning them all into placemats. The candle block looks gorgeous in your fabric choices, so I know the whole set will be just wonderful.

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  12. congratulations! Great work :)
    Greeting from Poland
    Kamila

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