Friday, December 6, 2013

Round & Round . . .

So my normal daily routine, where I rush around doing my errands and chores in the morning to get into my sewing room in the afternoon, netted me no time in my sewing room Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday.  I finally decided just to take some time on Thursday, even though I still had things to do and errands to run.  It's that time of year where I never get through my daily To Do list and I'm guessing your day is the same.

I did, finally, put my hsts to use.  Here's my first Round & Round block.   Round & Round is a pattern by Camille Roskelley for thimble blossoms.  (click here) Camille is doing a Round and Round Along and I've seen several finished tops online, and not a stinker in the group.  Here's a new quilt finished by Camille herself using some fabric not by Bonnie and Camille, but cute all the same. (click here)

I'm making a Christmas version using a layer cake of "12 days of Christmas" by Kate Spain for Moda and a layer cake of "In from the Cold" also by Kate Spain for Moda.  




In the pattern the star centers are background fabric, I decided to fill my centers using a print fabric.  Sometimes I use the same fabric as the points, sometimes I use the same color as the points but a different print, and sometimes I go with something totally different.  So far so good.  I've also determined, based on the fabric I'm using, that each large block should have two red stars, two green stars, two blue stars, one white background star and one gray star.

I'm finding this to be a perfect project for this time of year, just a little fun and easy escape, if you're looking for a little fun and easy escape maybe you need to go Round & Round too!


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14 comments:

  1. i have a fun project I am playing with and just found a new use for those leftover hst from my swoon i made off the flying geese units also finished the dwr its on my blog
    I am using curve it up ruler have a couple things going and it is a fun ruler to you should get one

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  2. What a great look, you have given me a great idea!! I'm off to play :)!!

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  3. Add a bow and you would Have a Christmas wreath.

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  4. Love a bright and cheery holiday quilt! However, I have my tasks to complete Nantucket before I can move on. Good thing I love that quilt!

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  5. Love how this is looking! So fun and festive.

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  6. What could be more classic for Christmas than a quilt filled with bright stars. Thelma, you just have the best ideas for making a quilt your own. Stephani in (frigid) N. TX (Tomazec@aol.com)

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  7. Wish I had the time right now. Too cute Christmas quilt.

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  8. Thelma, my God, those are perfect! Love how you fussy cut the perfect little center square for the stars!! It will be the cheeriest little Christmas quilt!

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  9. i love the little green star with the cuppa sumpin sumpin...

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  10. I love the Kate Spain fabrics you chose for your Round and Round quilt. You are such an inspiration! Another quilt to make on my never-ending list.

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  11. Very very cute! I made a Round and Round quilt this month, too. In the process of getting it bound so it can go out with Santa Claus this year.

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  12. Oh, this is so cute! I'm so tempted to join in, but there is so much going on right now. You are smart to take time out to quilt :-) I love the Kate Spain fabrics.

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  13. Love this pattern and the fabrics! I've had so much to do lately and no time to read blogs. This would be fun to join.
    Hugs,
    Donna

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  14. I have the pattern just need to decide what fabric I want to use....not like I don't have plenty to chose from. I really like that you filled in the center of each star, I'm considering using a colored background, rather than the white, just to change it up a bit.

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