Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Christmas Is Coming...

I keep telling myself that the important handmade gifts are done... the rest of my projects are no pressure. Well, that isn't really working because I want them ALL to be done! Before Christmas. My quilting room turns into a guest room on Friday night so I need to not only be done machine sewing but have the room cleaned up too. We are celebrating Christmas on Saturday because my daughter has to work next week.

With that in mind here is my Quilting To-Do list by priority:

1.  Thimbleberries Tree Skirt - I need to finish sewing down the binding, this WILL be ready for my Friday Finish post!
2.  Set of 4 Christmas Stockings - I'm making the first one as a pattern tester, the other 3 will have pieced blocks. Hand sewing the binding down will take the most time. Here are the fabrics I'm using for the tester: Christmas scene fabric for the stocking, red for the cuff and green for the binding. The stockings have flannel batting & muslin lining front & back.
3.  Metallic Florals Table Runner - Still on my design wall. After I get the stockings assembled I'll start sewing the blocks together. Quilting will be quick and then I'll add it to my pile of hand binding!

4.  Santa Wall Hanging - I started the hand quilting last night. For my 1st attempt I think it's pretty good. I loved doing the beard! The straight (mostly) lines, not so much. Since I have 9 Santas to quilt I'm aiming for 2 a day, this took about an hour last night but I know I'll get faster at it. I laid the embellishments on for the photo. Too cute!
5.  Mug Rugs - I finished this cute mug rug for an online swap using a tutorial I found at The Crafty Quilter. If time permits I'll make more.
My Quilting To-Do List is MUCH shorter than my I'd Rather Quilt Than Do THIS! List, but definitely more time-intensive. At least I can look forward to watching some holiday movies and of course football while sewing down binding!

I'm linking up to WIP Wednesday@Freshly Pieced and Linky Party Tuesday@Freemotion by the River.  Gotta go... my stockings are calling!


  1. You are a busy gal! I adore your Santa wall hanging..did some googling but can't seem to find the book. I think you said it was a Debbie Mumm? Could you send me the name of the book and I'll check again? Thank you!

  2. The Santa print and the way you used it in the mug rug is just too cute!

  3. You have your work cut out for you! I love your version of my mug rug - thanks for sharing it!

  4. I found your blog through FreeMotion by the River. I love your creations, with me today you have a new follower. I hope you can visit my blog and if my blog gives you inspiration you decide to follow me. Your projects are all beautiful. Thanks for the link to the Holiday Mug Rug Tutorial.
    Marisa from:

  5. Cute mug rug! I have started making a couple mug rugs. Thanks for sharing.


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