Monday, December 17, 2012

Designing Monday

The countdown has begun.  Are we all ready?  Every time I think I am done with my Christmas prep, I think of something else I forgot  -- another gift to buy or make,  cards to mail, etc.  You know what I'm talking about.

I jumped out of bed this morning and got busy working on this block.  It is a pattern from I found some more HST's that I had tucked away and that made it go together very quickly.   I should be able to finish it today and have it wrapped and under the tree by tomorrow.

I got the hexie quilt bound yesterday and it will be on its way to a friend's house by this afternoon.

I quilted the snowflake block that I had machine appliquéd.  It had a pooch in the middle of the snowflake when I got it done.  You know what I mean?  a place in the middle that sticks up and it just won't lay down.  So I punted it.  I hate doing work on something and it doesn't work out, but I know the amount of work to fix it is way more than the time it would take to start over, esp during the holidays when I just don't have those spare minutes.

Hope your countdown days are stress free and fun.  Take a look at Judy's blog to see some beautiful designs and that will get you in the mood to relax and maybe sing some carols.  


  1. Oh do I know what your are talking about... when I do projects on my sewing machine they usually have a pleat in it. I use a long arm and it helps but there are times..... hope you get everything done for Christmas. I haven't got much decorating done but the shopping is getting done. I may try a few small little quilted things yet.

  2. I like the tree block. Thanks for introducing me to Apple Avenue.

  3. Love the tree block, fabrics and all. Someone will be happy to receive the hexie quilt... so cute! Happy Holidays!

  4. I took a break from those "countdown projects" yesterday and just played with some leftover triangle squares from another project and it really helped energize me to get back to the countdown ... I love the tree block with all those scrappy triangles--I hope we get to see it when you're finished with it.

  5. Ah, the Princess Zena look. I used to have that problem with lemoyne star blocks using 45 degree diamonds.

  6. Love that hexie quilt! The background really sets off the colors! There is a time for everything and a break may be what's needed for all of us! hugs.....