Wednesday, December 10, 2014

December Christmas Sewing

It's December, so that means I'm sewing another Christmas quilt.  This is the month I usually sew my Christmas quilts.  Last December I made a Christmas Round and Round and the year before that I made Vintage Holiday.  While I'm sewing my Christmas quilts I also listen to Christmas music or watch old Christmas movies on TV, it really is the most wonderful time of the year!!

I don't have much in the way of Christmas fabric, it is usually released in July, and I'm not in the mood to buy Christmas fabric in July.  I do however always buy whatever Kate Spain designs for Christmas so that is what I have to work with, her Solstice line and some scraps from prior year lines.

So I spread all my fabric all over my sewing table hoping that would help me decide on a pattern.  And several good ones crossed my mind, Seven Letters, Cheerio, and Norway are tops on my current To Do list.



But then I decided to go with a pattern from Cindy Lammon's book, Simply Modern Christmas.


This book has several patterns that I like, patterns that would work for Christmas or any time of year and any style of fabric.  If you don't have this book,you can look at all the patterns on Amazon, click here.

I decided to go with the Garden Lattice pattern because I think the blocks look like presents. 


As a matter of fact, Cindy's version doesn't even use traditional Christmas fabric, she just went with an assortment of red and green fabric from her stash.

And here are  my Garden Lattice present blocks.


The pattern calls for 35 blocks, I'm not sure how many I'll make, but right now, I'm enjoying making every block and can't begin to pick a favorite.


Ah December, I love this month.  I hope you're able to squeeze in some sewing time this time of year!

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17 comments:

  1. What a perfect quilt to work on this month with those gorgeous fabrics! I too watch Christmas movies all month...I record them at night and watch them the next morning while working on Christmas projects.

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  2. Pretty fabrics!!! I love Christmas time too!!!

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  3. I have that book too! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  4. Such a happy, vibrant quilt this will be!

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  5. Thelma, I just bought the same book, but am working on a different project from it...although I could make several! :) Your blocks are wonderful!

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  6. I love working on quilts like this. As I finish each block, I think that is my favorite. Then I move onto the next block and think the same thing!

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  7. Cheerio is on my list too. I have set out my new additions of Lily Ashbury's Fancy and a jelly roll I picked up of Best Day Ever. Those two lines really coordinate well together. You blocks look great.

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  8. Love your CHRISTMAS PRESENTS QUILT !!!
    Looks like a fun quilt to make :-D

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  9. I love all of your blocks!! Great choice of pattern.

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  10. Quilts as present gifts...you rock!
    Wishing you all the best for Christmas and the New Year.

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  11. I love this quilt, is it as easy as it looks? Great fabric choices.

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  12. Each block is wonderful, it would be hard to choose a favorite. I have not had much sewing time so far this Christmas but have enjoyed seeing what other quilters have been doing. Your quilt is one of my favorites.

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  13. Isn't this a great book? I made the Christmas tree skirt last week. Trying to finish getting the binding hand sewn down right now.

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  14. I really enjoy watching all your quilt projects come together. Have to go check out this book, I haven't seen it.

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  15. I have Cindy's book, but haven't made anything out of it yet. I love the quilt you are doing and like your idea of making Christmas quilts in December ..... just have to get organized and get my Christmas gifts made throughout the year rather than waiting till the minute..

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  16. I need to get this book! It looks wonderful. Lots of the Christmas fabric I have is Kate Spain also. I love your blocks. It might be hard to stop making them.......

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