Friday, December 13, 2013

Still going Round & Round

I'm practically done with the decorating, although, at my house, I seem to tweak and adjust and rearrange ornaments, knick knacks, and villages until it's time to pack them all up again.  But that's part of the fun, right?   We are enjoying the decorations, eating off the Christmas dishes, drinking out of the Christmas glasses and turning all the trees, candles and houses on each evening.  It really is the most wonderful time of the year.

And even though I still have some shopping, wrapping and cards to finish up, I've been squeezing in a little sewing time.

This is Round & Round by Camille Roskelley for thimble blossom quilts.  I'm using several of Kate Spain's Christmas lines for my top.  Now that my hsts are done, it takes no time at all to make these blocks.  I break the block assembly down into two steps.  First I select my hsts, arrange them in the proper order, then I decide on my centers.  Step two is piecing it all together.  It takes me longer to finish step one than step two.

I'm over half way done.  I'm a little late to this party, but I am thrilled to be making this top all the same.  The genius of this pattern is its simplicity, and during this hectic time of the year, I'm finding serenity working with all this white space and relishing the simple piecing.  If you've not made this pattern yet add it to your 2014 list, you'll just love it, and any style of fabric will make an amazing quilt.

My friend Monique, at Open Gate Quilts, has joined the impressive teaching staff at Craftsy.  Her first class is all about flying geese and is on sale right now at 50% off.  I'm a huge fan of Monique's method of making geese using her "Fit to be Geese" rulers.  If you've ever struggled making geese I think you would love this class.  Check it out here.  You will also receive Monique's Fat Quarter Winners e-book when you sign up for her class.

I hope things are going well at your house, that you're also getting through your To Dos and most importantly, squeezing in a little fun time for yourself, take it, you've earned it.

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  1. I just love this pattern. I started making it, these blocks are harder than they look. I'm going to finish mine as a hot pad LOL!

  2. Love your choice of fabrics for this quilt. Serene and crisp like a winter night. Happy holiday season to you!

  3. Your Round and Round is adorable, Thelma.

  4. What a wonderful Christmas Quilt Thelma

  5. Your quilt is coming along nicely Thelma :-) I'm a huge fan of Monique's rulers too!

  6. Love your Christmassy Round & Round blocks Thelma - these fabrics work perfectly with this pattern. Beautiful work as always x

  7. Very cheery! It's on my list. I have a hoard, I mean stash of Kate's charms for this one. Happy holidays!

  8. I am loving the look of that round and round. It is going to go on my list. I did sign up for the flying geese class when I got the craftsy email. I love craftsy.


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