Monday, July 4, 2016

Weekend Stitching: Christmas in July?



Happy birthday America.  For everyone living in the US, hope you've had a great holiday weekend.  Ours has been spent visiting both sides of the family.  It's been a lot of fun, even with the rain we've seen this weekend.  At least that helped keep the temps down.

Not a lot of stitching this weekend, I'll get my time in the sewing room this afternoon.  Zombies in Paris is moving right along, but there's nothing new up on the design wall for that project.  The last seven hearts are cut out and are ready for assembly, so there should be some progress to show off later this week.  This Monday, the Zombie heart blocks had to make way for my long term leaders and enders project, Poinsettias.  That project has finally graduated to the big design wall.    


Poinsettias, By Judy Blok for the December 2013 issue
of American Patchwork and Quilting Magazine

The first and second row are assembled with a sashing row attached to each.  There is a third row of blocks to stitch together before the rows can be stitched to each other.  The final step will be adding the two borders.  I've already got the backing fabric picked out.  I'm hopeful that Poinsettias will be a finished quilt in time to use it this Christmas.  It's been my leaders and enders project since February of 2014. It's fun to see it finally nearing completion.  

Linking up with:
Monday Making at Love Laugh Quilt
Main Crush Monday at Cooking up Quilts
Monday Design Wall at Patchwork Times

16 comments:

  1. I am mightily impressed with your piecing skills in this quilt.

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  2. Ooh, it's quite lovely. I hope you get a bit of stitching time!

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  3. Poinsettias looks so complicated and makes such an impact - it jumped off my screen at me when I saw it. Love!

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  4. I haven't seen that Poinsettia layout before, very effective. Looks like a lot of seam matching and your piecing is very precise.

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  5. This is really beautiful. The red leaves look very difficult. You have done an amazing job.

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  6. Wow, nice work on that leaders and enders project. It's turning out very pretty.

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  7. Happy 4th! As you know, I am not one to use the same fabrics over in a quilt, but, your Poinsettias quilt is quite stunning and graphic! Wonderful job!

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  8. Your poinsettias quilt looks spectacular! Just gorgeous!

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  9. The Poinsettias quilt is amazing! You have done a wonderful job on it.

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  10. Wow, the overall pattern for Poinsettias is just stunning! Excellent job on it!

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  11. Poinsettias is looking great! That's a very complicated design to be assembling as your leader/ender project.

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  12. Great quilt design, and very good planning, you will have a great holiday quilt by Christmas.

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  13. This will be such a lovely quilt to have for Christmas - it really is a beautiful design.

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  14. it looks really great. I really love the way it's turned out.

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  15. Beautiful! That's a lot of leaders and enders! I like the idea of actually planning an L/E project!

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  16. At first I thought it picture of a fabric. Amazing piecing on the Poinsettias. I can't wait to see it done.

    -Soma

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