Monday, December 21, 2015

Monday Making

Christmas is almost here.......
so I pulled out my box of Christmas fabric!!
It's not too late - YET - to make a Christmas quilt!!!

It's MY way of AVOIDing the wrapping of all those gifts.
I confess....Wrapping is NOT my favorite.

I know the day will come.
I know I'll have to DO IT!
But...
I also know how to AVOID it for as long as possible!
Hah!

Anyone else have trouble fussy cutting??
This seems SO wrong!!

My frugal nature had a HARD time cutting this fabric!!!

I have enjoyed having a sewing buddy read to me though!!
One of the perks of the holiday BREAK!!!

What are you up to???
Link up and share.


12 comments:

  1. My mama always made quilts with the scarps of dresses, slipcovers and drapes. It took me a long long time to get used to the idea of cutting up "yardage" to make a quilt.
    I love the looks and stories fussy cut quilts create but I get the hebbi jebbies every time I contemplate fussy cutting into anything bigger then about 5 inches to get that perfect piece.

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  2. Happy Winter Solstice and Merry Christmas! Thanks for hostessing this linky party!

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  3. Love that vintage fabric! Nice to have a reader at your side - my furkids haven't learned that yet. The Holiday music is playing in the background instead.

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  4. Ok. I like to make Christmas things during the Christmas season, too, but rarely do they get done. I also have a stomach ache when I think of cutting into lovely fabric to fussy cut one thing. Boohoo. I will say, though, it is an excellent use of that fabric, and will be a sweet quilt! Don't feel so bad.

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  5. I've learned to wrap the gifts for each person on a different day. All of it together makes me crazy and really really cross. (I swear that finding the right boxes is the WORSE part of it all)

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  6. Fussy cutting looks so good in the quilt and disastrous on the leftover fabric! I'm looking forward to getting back to my regular sewing.

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  7. Awww...your Christmas quilt is so homey and has a vintage feel to it...like I was at a Country Bed & Breakfast. Way to capture a feeling in quilt!!!
    http://sewpreetiquilts.blogspot.com/

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  8. What a sweet last minute quilt! I have the same trepidation about "stack and whack" style cutting of beautiful fabrics -- always feels like I'm ruining it!!

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  9. Very fun Christmas quilt. Ah yes, I know well the dread inspired by wrapping Christmas presents. It's on the agenda today. When I get those all done, I get to sew. It's the only motivation that works.

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  10. Fussy cutting can be a challenge. I think that somewhat disembodied eyes are creepy -- even in pieces as small as 1.5" postage stamps.

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  11. i too would not enjoy fussy cutting, and i haven't had to do so,
    however, you're (thankfully) is squares, so the leftovers has straight edges - and so much easier to use in scrap quilts.....rather then maneuvering through round edges.
    i must teach the cats to take up reading to me....it sounds like an amazing accompaniment to the sewing room.

    Merry Christmas Beth!! Hope you have a blessed Christmas, and a happy & peaceful New Year!!

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  12. That's a great way to avoid wrapping. When we were kids my grandpa just used brown paper sacks from the grocery store. I think that is my method too ;-)

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