Monday, December 16, 2013

Weekly Progress - Christmas is Done!

...but it's only done because I decided not to make doll dresses.

...because the one I did make turned out a bit short.

...Vivian would not be allowed at school in this dress!

I decided it was better to clean the house and prep sangria make cookies rather than continuing to fight with dresses that I'm just not very good at. 

Maybe next year I'll start sooner. Maybe next year I'll get to take the class on it. Maybe. But next year!

So, that puts me at done for Christmas sewing and nearly done shopping! Woo!

So, other than fight with doll dresses, last week, I...

Worked on the Celtic Solstice Mystery quilt, including figuring out to how make 32 HST at one time. 

I also finally picked my neutral fabric, so I need to catch up on a few block pieces. {And tucked the first choice into the project bag with my Bonnie and Camille stash. It fit in quite nicely there.}

And took a big piece of muslin and quilted every pillow cover, wall hanging, and table runner I could find.

That leaves me with plenty to bind over Christmas, when/if I get a chance. My only other goal is to stay somewhat caught up to the mystery quilt. That way I can trim HSTs when I get the chance, and keep the sewing room relatively clean throughout the break.

Wait, keep implies it already is clean, doesn't it?



  1. How busy you've been! Love your fabrics for Bonnie's quilt, and the 9-Patch Snowballs quilt is so much fun and drop dead gorgeous.

  2. Hehe!! (The cleanliness implied) ;D Way to go with the mystery work. And I just love the snowballs quilt - so pretty with that feature fabric in there.

  3. Nine Patch Snowballs makes me want to plan a picnic!
    Happy Holiday Binding!

  4. Your nine patch is it!! Marie (

  5. 9 Patch Snowballs looks great. Congratulations on the finish. Your CS is coming along too. Not much sewing goin on here. I hoe that changes by the weekend.

  6. Seems like you've been busy! I have to agree with everyone the 9 Patch Snowballs looks wonderful! ~Melanie

  7. You are my hero, officially. All done with Christmas? I'm so impressed! Eleventh hour sewer over here!

    Have you tried these patterns:

    I've purchased several and they've come out amazing - the patterns are so much better than the Simplicity/McCall ones. I highly recommend them!

  8. I love 9 patch and snowball quilts. Yours looks great. Have fun binding!

  9. oh yeah - sangria over doll dresses every time! ;-)