Tuesday, November 20, 2012

it's almost time!

This year I just Can't Wait for Christmas time!  I'm so glad Thanksgiving is early and we can start singing Christmas carols this weekend (much to poor Brandon's dismay).  On Friday we'll be off to the tree farm to cut our own tree and then, and then maybe the kids will be ready to help me make the fabric garland I've been planning?

I have this scrappy project in mind that includes the Go! Baby cutter, but so far they haven't been interested.  It's so much more fun if we do it together.  Hmm... this weekend I'll try just starting to make the garland by myself in the dining room.  What is it with kids always wanting to join you if you don't invite them?  Good thing I'm so clever.

holiday Patchwork Mat!

Meanwhile, today I'm working on a patchwork mat, just like one of my earliest sewing projects from Suzuko Koseki's Patchwork Style.  Seems like just the project for some fun holiday fabrics I've been sitting on awhile!  I really dig these prints, which were mostly scored via a Sew Love Fabrics Christmas scrap pack.

time to quilt her up

Everything's prepped, so now I have a million 3/8" quilting lines to power through.  Maybe I need to sneak in some Christmas music today....

13 comments:

  1. I'm also glad Thanksgiving is early. I'm listening to Christmas music while I'm home alone today!! Haha, don't tell though, because Emma is insistent that we enjoy Thanksgiving before we rush over it to get to Christmas! Can't wait to see those floor mats--now I want one! Did you zigzag around the applique squares or just count on the close quilting to keep them from fraying too much?

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    1. I actually turned all raw edges on the applique pieces under. I'll show more with the finished project post =)

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  2. Pretty! I've had the Christmas music on since Saturday. I saw some felt garland at Target that I'd like to recreate...can't wait to see yours!

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  3. Bring on the Christmas music. It always makes my heart feel merry.

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  4. I know-me too! I've already been listening to the Christmas tunes -the earliest ever!

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  5. Here in Austria we put up the Christmas tree never earlier than the 24th of December, when we celebrate Christmas eve (and some people leave their Christmas tree until the 2nd of February) So it´s still a looong time to wait for us :) Your projects look fun and promising!

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  6. Fun fabrics! I think we'll put up our little Christmas tree this week too. I can't wait to pull out all of our ornaments again. :)

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  7. Oh I always rush the season. I'm into Christmas the second the kids take off their Halloween costumes! It's not that I don't like Thanksgiving, but as someone who crafts I need time to complete my projects. At least that's what I tell myself...

    Can't wait to see your garland!

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  8. I'm also in the mood for Christmas, already! As soon as it start to get dark and gray, I'm scheming christmassy stuff.

    I love the Christmas fabrics for your project! I'm looking forward to seeing the result!

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  9. I'm with you Rachel, I adore Christmas. My kids ask me to sing carols as lullabies all year 'round and that suits me to a tee. As soon as the trees go out here (I think this weekend) we'll be getting one and the Christmas markets are setting up already, which makes me happy. All we need are the village lights to be switched on and I'll be in heaven.

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  10. I've been thinking about purchasing a GO Baby cutter, do you like yours and feel like it was worth the purchase??

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    1. Well, mine was a gift. I've used it a bit (mostly for circles). If I used circles more I'd think it was worth it. But, I don't use circles too often, so probably not for me.

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