Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Weekly Goals--Christmas Quilts--ICC

These were my goals from last week--
Sew Jelly Roll Twist blocks together--Done
Cut more Irish Chain Challenge Strips--Yes
Look at a 30's fabric UFO --on the wall

First the 30's fabric UFO--
Kat called it a Boston Commons type quilt.  Its from a Darlene Zimmerman book called Granny Quilts.  All the sashings are on, next are the pieced borders.  The night picture makes it look drab, the colors are more like this--

Love Laugh Quilt asked if we had Christmas quilts.  We have this one on our bed--

It was a long ago English paper piecing project done with Christmas fabrics.  Here is one more--

A Christmas tree quilt.  I was taking a picture of the Amaryllis--it is 27" tall from the top of the bulb to the tip of the plant.  No flower yet!  A Chinese Christmas Coins is on the spare bed, and a log cabin made with the last of the Christmas fabrics is under the tree.

All the decorations are out.  I'm starting to make a few Christmas treats.  

Weekly Goals--

Cut more Irish Chain strips
Cut more Blue/Green bricks
Cut more Weekwacker strips
Decide Honeycomb quilt fabrics/size
Cut for Caroline Chain quilt
Sew borders on 30's UFO

There are three starts that use "chains" to direct the eye--the Irish Chain, the Honeycomb, and Caroline Chain.  Carolina Chain just recently was released as a free pattern on the C&T website.  Thank you Bonnie Hunter!

I'm inviting you to join the ICC - Irish Chain Challenge.  The guidelines are simple--cut a project (or start sewing) before 2018.  The project has to have an eye drawing chain in any direction.  A finished flimsy by May 1st.  You can repurpose UFO's, leftover bits (many quilters say that have a stash of 9 patches) or start a new project.  You can buy fabric or use stash.  ITS JUST FOR FUN!!  I'll be posting what I'm doing here and on Stashbusters at Yahoo Groups. 

Christmas is this weekend and I still have baking and present wrapping to do.  



beth s said...

lOVE that Christmas quilt on your bed. Just beautiful.

Sara said...

The Kim Diehl project I've been inching along on this month has a chain effect in it. Maybe I'll have the flimsy done by New Year's Day even. Or not at the rate I'm working.

audrey said...

Your strippy quilt is looking very lovely and that Christmas quilt on your bed is amazing! So much work!

Tired Teacher said...

Granny's Strippy is nice. Are you putting a piano key border on it?

Katie Z. said...

Merry Christmas! I ordered the book you mentioned and am now plotting a new quilt. It won’t be done by May 1, but I’ll have fun planning!

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