WIP#7 Cherry Christmas Quilt

I started this quilt last winter and ended up being put aside for some reason.  The blocks were done, they just needed to be laid out.  Do you see a trend here?  I am really trying to finish up some of my WIPs.

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Jelly Roll Dreams by Pam and Nicky Lintott is one of the best quilting books I ever purchased!  This is the 3rd quilt I have made from this book.

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I brought the blocks with me to the February quilt retreat.  I finally found time and initiative to return to the quilt the last day.  A few of the ladies left early and there was table space to lay the quilt out.  There are 9 large blocks and smaller blocks that make the border.

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Originally the pattern has 11 blocks on the corner of the borders, one in the corner and 5 blocks in each direction from each corner.   The other 2 corners have appliqué flowers and leaves.  I am not real confident in my appliqué abilities.  Instead I used the left over fabric to make more blocks.  The entire border will be smaller blocks.

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As I laid out the I realized that I had a few mistakes.  I sewed the blocks together without making sure they were a consistent layout.  Six of the large 9 blocks were correct.  I had sewn them together in the wrong order.  Crap!

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The retreat was coming to an end, and my husband was being the good guy that he is.  A fellow quilter’s car didn’t start – it was a really cold weekend and we pretty much had hunkered down for the retreat.  I figured that I should pack it up and have my hubby help me load my car.  I had time to rip the blocks apart, but no time to sew them back together.  A post-it note with “Fix” seemed to be the solution.

Three months later…

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It shouldn’t take long to sew the large blocks back together.  The border may take a little bit more effort and time, but shouldn’t be too complicated.  At least that is what I keep telling myself.

I must have something ready to long arm sew June 1st.  I would like to have a couple of options.   Julie is bringing a queen/king size quilt, so I may have time to have to long-arm more than one quilt.  I need to sew some backings together in addition to finishing the quilt tops.

Maybe this is a sign that I need to complete a project instead of packing it away when I get distracted by a new project!  Yet, I have all of this pretty fabric to cut into…

I am linking up with  Freshly Pieced for WIP Wednesday!  Thanks for hosting Lee!

About My Pieced Life

I am in love with all things quilting. My sewing room has many works-in-progress and a large stash of fabric. I have big plans and lots of ideas of creations I would like to make. My wonderful husband supports my obsession and Carson, my Australian terrier, keeps me company while I sew.
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9 Responses to WIP#7 Cherry Christmas Quilt

  1. msminnesota says:

    You are really cranking through your WIPs! I wish I was as motivated to circle back to mine, but instead I just keep starting something new!

    • I was so in awe of your project monogamy! Then you switched to the dark side! Thanks for joining the group! ; P I know that I will never be a one-quilt-at-a-time person, but I have way too many projects. Maybe if I complete those projects, I’ll have more room for fabric. Just saying… ; )

  2. Gayle says:

    Very, very cute. I like your choice to leave out the appliqué. It looks very pretty on the original but your fabric choice doesn’t say “appliqué sprigs of flowers with me” to me. It’s just too fun for that.

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