Monday, November 8, 2010

On the Quilting Front . . .

Like many of you mentioned, one of the best things about weekends is having time to quilt. I didn't have that on my "bests" list, though, because (1) I quilt whether it's the weekend or not, and (2) it's a little like saying one of the best things about weekends is breathing, right?! Ha!

But I thought I'd show you that I DID do some quilting this weekend. Except for a label, I've finished my Christmas version of the Paganini Schnibbles quilt--


Not, maybe, the best quilt photo ever, but I had a hard time photographing it because of its size--it's surprisingly larger than I would have expected. In hindsight, I probably should have gotten up on a step ladder and taken a shot down on it, but I didn't realize how it came out until I uploaded the photos just a little while ago. Here's a close up of one of the wreaths:


Adding all the buttons for berries was one of the most time consuming parts but I like the way it turned out with them, so I think it was worth it.

The other little project I worked on was the first block of the Layer Cake Quilt Along hosted by Moose on the Porch. I'm using a Wee Woodland layer cake by Keiki for this one.


Finally, remember that Charm Pack Quilt Along that Freckled Whimsy hosted? There's an icon for it there in my side bar. Well, way back in August or something like that, I finished the center of the quilt but I wanted to add pieced borders and make it large enough for my king size bed, so I pulled that out today. I had used Kate Spain's 12 Days of Christmas fabric, so I got out the rest of my 12 Days fabric and got going on it. Nothing to show you yet because most of what I did today was plan and cut fabric, but I hope to be done with the piecing before too long. I'd really love to get it quilted and on my bed for Christmas this year.

By the way, I kind of enjoyed having a day with 25 hours in it! It seemed like I got a lot more done. How about you? Did you get to quilt this weekend?

7 comments:

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Love your Christmas version of Paganini! You've been pretty productive :-)

Angie said...

That is the most adorable Christmas quilt, Kim!! I LOVE it!!

Tiffaney said...

I just love your Christmas Paganini.

Brenda said...

I absolutely love this quilt. What a great Christmas quilt.

Nicole said...

Your Paganini quilt is one of the best versions ever. I love it!

Denise in PA said...

Love your take on Paganini! I'm with you - I quilt whether it's the weekend or not - I can just do MORE of it on the weekend and I love that! o:) This weekend, I finished quilting a Christmas gift and worked on my guild Challenge quilt, and pulled fabric for Christmas table runners!

Sinta Renee said...

YOu rock! And I can't wait to see what you did with the Charm along quilt! I love mine:) but I am sure that yours will be spectacular!