Monday, November 28, 2011

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

It' beginning to look a lot like Christmas - over at SewCalGal

Nothing I love more, than a great blog hop, to get all our holiday juices flowing! We all know that Sew Cal Gal does it better than anyone , now don't we? Thanks for having us again this year. We love you!!
                                 :-)


 I would like to share this quilt with you.

Kind of bright isn't it? 

Nothing beats a "fun" quilt for the holiday season.
This beautiful pattern is Timeless Treasures "Springfield Stars".
It seems that they have taken it down from their website. I can't even find it in the archives!  :-(     Boo Hoo.

The original pattern was this beautiful pastel floral,


But I had this bright silly Christmas print! What is a girl supposed to do???


 You would never recognize this pattern now. 
:-)

This year was my year to use what is in my sewing room instead of rushing out and buying more fabric. You know the prices of cotton have sky rocketed...
OK, so I am not at 100% yet, but I am working on it.  (Baby steps - baby steps)
:-)

And I have to tell you, with those high prices, you don't want to waste any of your precious fabric. There was some waste with the flying geese units on this one, but did it go into the trash????   NOOOOOOOO  Remember those scraps cost the same as all the rest of the fabric, so hang on to em.
I've got some fun things you can do with them, coming up in February.
hint hint
But that is another post all in itself. I wish I could tell you more, but you know what they say... If I told you I would have to kill you!!  :-)  :-)
Just remember don't throw a thread away.
Really, I mean it.

Your gonna be very surprised... February isn't that far away!

So on that note, I want to leave you with this thought...

If I, a visual person, who finds thinking outside the box a challenge can do it, you can too.
So grab a pattern, something from your stash, and see what treasure you can create.

Oh yeah, be sure to show us. You know we all want to see,
it's that visual thing again! 

What are you waiting for...
GO...
SEW...

:-)
And have a blessed Holiday Season!

60 comments:

  1. I love the quilt. Bright is always good. Is it a keeper or a gift for some very lucky person.

    I'm looking forward to your February post as I have scraps aplenty.

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  2. Yes it is bright, but it is cheerful and fun. And the original design is pretty. I think 2012 is going to be my year for using stash only. Hopefully:)

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  3. Great use of some fun fabric! Love the quilt! What a tease you are. I'm looking forward to February and using up lots of my scraps.

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  4. What a wonderful way to use what you already have. Such a different quilt from the pattern example. I have to say, I like your version of it better!=)

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  5. Can't wait to see your fun stuff...love the quilt!

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  6. great looking quilt. Love the fabric

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  7. It is a wonderful christmas quilt.

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  8. Your quilt is so cheerful and bright...just like Christmas should be. I love your fabric choices for this pattern, just wonderful. Hugs...

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  9. As you sauy, it's not traditional colours, but it's terrific fun.

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  10. Beautiful work - thank you for sharing.

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  11. I love the bright colors! Gorgeous quilt.

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  12. It looks beautiful in bright colors. I like bright too.

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  13. Fantastic quilt! I'm planning something for February, too (wink,wink). Love your bright Christmas quiltie!

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  14. Love your quilt. You did great!! Thanks for sharing!! Hugs

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  15. Those colors are wonderful together and that quilt is beautiful. It was a lot of work, but well worth it for you.

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  16. Bright is good...and I know what you mean by the price of cotton....great looking quilt.

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  17. That is one cheery happy looking quilt! I love it! Looking forward to Feb. and what you have planned. I have so many scraps and I really love scrap quilts best. I do think my scraps are mating at night, oh my, more is better I guess.

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  18. You've been doing some great work lately, Joan -- talk about fun, fun, fun!

    Diane

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  19. What a whimsical Christmas quilt! Fun, and beautiful!

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  20. I had to blow up the photo to truly appreciate the cute fabric - just darling!

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  21. So are you just teasing us again!!! Making us wait until Feb!!
    Love your quilt. Yes it is bright but that's why I like it. It's great that this came from your stash.I am impressed. This is a lovely quilt for the season. Is it staying at home with you?

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  22. Too beautiful!! I love you take on the colours.


    Carolyn

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  23. Una trapunta molto carina e simpatica!
    Ciao

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  24. i like it very much.
    it looks great.

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  25. Very fun use of a great Christmas novelty fabric. :D Can't wait to see what you're doing with your flying geese scraps. I always "double-seam" so I cut off HSTs already sewn instead of throwing out any scraps. Need to do something with my growing collection!

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  26. Great idea and great quilt. It is amazing how the fabrics can change the whole look of the quilt.

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  27. Very cool way to use the fabric! Love how it is so cheerful. Just perfect for the season.

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  28. Aren't you the wise one to use fabrics that you have on hand. Love the bright colors! Makes me smile!

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  29. A very fun Christmas quilt! I look forward to seeing what you do with the little scraps. I have LOTS of them to use up.

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  30. you gave that dull pastel quilt a fresh fun look. too bad the pattern is gone.... :(

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  31. lovley quilt...i love the fabric...

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  32. Bright is perfect for the holidays and your quilt is great.

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  33. I love your quilt, xmas should always be bright and cheerful, just like your quilt!

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  34. Certainly is bright! Your quilt looks great.

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  35. This next year is my year to use up my stash (although it might take 10 years and not just one). Love what you did with yours, and you've inspired me to get going on mine! :)

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  36. Great quilt and some great sentiments too! You took a chance with those bright fabrics and it paid off :)

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  37. stunning...love your choice of colors!!
    karen

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  38. I love your use of blue in this quilt. My favorite color palette is brights, so this quilt looks great to me :)

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  39. Great quilt!!!! Thanks for sharing!

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  40. What a beautiful Christmas Quilt. And I love your insights and encouragement to live outside the box of our comfort zone. Great inspiration!

    I did search my collection of electronic patterns and unfortunately didn't have this pattern from Timeless Treasures. Darn, you inspired me to want to make it. Love yours.

    Thanks for sharing in the Christmas Quilt Show. You help make it so much fun!

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  41. A fun and happy quilt. I keep trying to use up my stash but the allure of new fabric is soooo great!

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  42. i think christmas quilts are definitely a time to have fun - yours is great!

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  43. Beautiful quilt! Thanks so much for sharing it!! Looking forward to February!!

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  44. Very pretty! I love the bright fabrics you used...and I'm looking forward to hearing what you did with the flying geese scraps!

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  45. I like bright. Pretty pattern. Thank you for sharing.

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  46. Chrismas quilts should be cheerful!! Love this one.
    SallyKingemail@gmail.com

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  47. Bright is great, especially on a child's bed.

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  48. It's fun and beautiful! Great job.

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  49. I too spent all year shopping from my stash, and using scraps. If you use the waste the corners method of flying geese, sew another seam right away, 1/2 inch from the sewing geese one you did, so when you trim off those corners, you have HST's. I will watch to see what you are making in Feb.

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  50. Aww, what a fun, happy quilt! Thanks for showing it!

    Vickie

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