Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Hometown Christmas, Section 4



Is everyone who's working on this project done with their fourth section? No?! Ah, I see one or two of you are, or are almost done--good quilters! Give yourselves a pat on the back, but be careful not to give yourselves a rotator cuff injury, 'cause that's not too good for sewing. Of course, it just might get you out of doing dishes, doing laundry, and cleaning house, but is it really worth it if you can't quilt?

I love Lynette Jensen's patterns. I know she gets some criticism for wasting fabric, but the way she has us do things is fairly quick and easy. Tonight I got the fence/stars section cut and sewn in just about two hours--not too bad! That's it up there at the top. I mentioned that I was going to substitute something for those pinwheel and hourglass filler blocks and thought I might applique some mittens. Today I spent part of my lunch hour drawing up an idea, so I took a photo to show you--sorry it's kind of dark, but the camera never seems to get a good photo of anything white when it uses the flash:



This is, of course, part of this fourth section, so I can't really claim to be done yet, but I still have a day or two before the deadline.

Thank you all for the compliments on my Trees on the Table toppers! I just love the bright and cheerful look of this fabric--it's a little different from what I normally work with, but not outside my comfort zone. I'm excited that several of you have taken up the challenge too! Don't forget to let Marcie know you've completed it so she can post your photo in her gallery and add a link to your blog. If you want to see some of the other toppers, click HERE to get to Marcie's gallery. It's fun seeing how these turn out using different fabrics to get a different look. And if you haven't started one of these yet, there's still time. I think once I finish this Hometown Christmas section, I'll switch machines again and get these two quilted along with the Thimbleberries Christmas topper that I abandoned on Saturday morning. It's either that or stay with the piecing and work on my Jo's Little Women Club project next, which consists of teeny tiny 9-patch blocks. I think they end up being 1-1/2" finished. Yeah, maybe the quilting would be easier!

10 comments:

Eileen said...

Nice fence, Kim. I could make out your drawing by inlarging the photo. Way to go.

Thanks for the link to Marcie's gaallery. I hadn't found it earlier. Cute quilts.

Darlene said...

Wow, the link to Marcie's gallery has some wonderful trees table toppers.

Love the fence - you must prod Miz Sharon to get started on hers. LOL

Kairle said...

The mittens will be a great addition, Kim! You're so clever!!!

Nan said...

Your block looks great, Kim! The mittens are going to look wonderful, too.
What's with the rotator cuff injury? Stop that! Nothing should interfere with quilting, right? I hope you get better quickly.
Thanks for the link to the table toppers - they're all so wonderful! I'm almost done with mine. Am I slow or what? LOL!

Shelina said...

This sounds like a great challenge. I am definitely going ot have to make this quilt, but it is going to take some time. I'm in quilt finishing mode and am avoiding the starting mode as much as possible.

Yvonne said...

Love the fence and the mittens....you're too darn clever. :) I'm so behind....I think I'm even with Sharon. :)

Su Bee said...

Just Great. Thanks, Kim! Like I wasn't getting in enough trouble with Mah Jong......(cute skelator!)
That fence looks so cute, and not hugely difficult. I have to try that!

Carole said...

Wow, you're really going to town on that project! Glad that one of us is focused! lol It's looking good! Thanks for sharing!

Sharon said...

If Yvonne is EVEN with me she's wayyyyy behind!!! LOL!! But I'm glad someone else is at the end of the line with me. I'm not so alone. I love your mittens. Can't wait to see what your doing with them.

Vicky said...

I'm now behind, too. I won't be able to sew on this until after retreat. Then watch out cuz it's catch-up time!!