Wednesday, 19 November 2008

Christmas quilt.

I mentioned in my last post that I was planning to make a christmas lap quilt/throw with some christmas fabric I have. The fabric is the classic reds, greens and gold colourway, now I do love these colours but I saw this christmas stocking in the christmas edition of Country Living magazine and loved the red, white and blue country style. Ah ha, I thought, that's the look I want to go for.

Luckily I found some fabrics in my stash that will be fine, I dont' have to go and buy more. Using up fabrics I have was one of the excuses for making the quilt in the first place! I have included some christmasy holly fabric given to me by my bag swap partner Marie. I think it's got the country style, non glitzy look I'm going for.


I am planning to make blocks of about 8 inches, each block will be different, I will use applique, embroidery and patchwork such as pieced stars. I'm going to make it up as I go along!

Here is an appliqued star I made last night. It is bond-a-webbed with blanket stitch edging using the aqua thread Jemma gave me in the Red and Aqua swap. Tonight I embroidered "Merry Christmas" on cream fabric using the red thread from Jemma, it's coming in useful already.


I'll post more pictures as I go along.

Bye for now, Maria.

14 comments:

Stephanie said...

Great colors. Your hand stitching is just perfect! Can't wait to see more.

Knit and Sew City Girl said...

Ooohhhh, nice fabric. I can't wait to see more of the quilt,

Amanda said...

Why do I never seem to be able to find any fabric like that! It's lovely, and I'm looking forward to seeing more of your quilt.

Sherri said...

Your Christmas quilt is going to be gorgeous! I love your fabrics, and your stitching is lovely! I can't wait to see the progress of this quilt!

Simone de Klerk said...

Lovely star applique! Look forward to seeing more pictures of your great project. Even though I am not a blue fan, I think your combination is great!

Sarah said...

Gosh you are being so productive! GOod on you : o )

I like the xmas choices. yum yum.

Rachel said...

Fab colour combination - I saw that stocking in the mag and loved it too! Your appliqued star is gorgeous. Can't wait to see more!
:)

em's scrapbag said...

Thanks for stopping by. Your Christmas quilt is going to be great. I love the fabrics you have choosen. Can't wait to see more. Have a great day!

Hen said...

Hello Maria,
Thanks for visiting my blog - which has now wonderfully given me the opportunity to visit yours. Am looking forward to seeing your quilt and I agree, the blue will be a nice change from green. Love the appliqued star, am a big fan of blanket stitched appliques.
Hen x

Maree said...

Love your Xmas Stocking...Great Colours...
cheers
maree

sewkalico said...

This is going to be gorgeous!

Catherine said...

Im impressed...you are being very good and using up fabric and thread from your stash...it is looking good !! Cathy

Marie said...

Hi Maria, Love the color combo for your Christmas quilt. So happy you liked the holly one I sent you.Thanks for all your sweet comments to keep me going.Hope you and your family have a wonderful Season. Many blessings and hugs. Marie

Primrose Corner said...

Looking forward to seeing this completed. Very neat applique. I really need to practice this more. I never really combine those colours but it looks good. I think it'll be a success it has a nice homespun folksy feel to it.