Back to Think Christmas. Way to many ideas. Very hard to focus on any one type of project. I did get a little help from myself. When I opened the boxes of Christmas fabric I found better than half of a Christmas sampler quilting begging to be finished. What more could I ask for, the blocks were 12 1/2 inches. I only needed 3 more to finish it up. This bear paw was the first block I attempted. I know many of you work days and quilt evenings. I do and I find there are things I should not attempt after a busy day. One of those things is measurements off the top of my head. This block was really simple 4 - 6 1/2 in paws = a 12 1/2 inch block, no. Well it would if I hadn't forgotten the sashing part.
This poor guy is destine to be a Christmas Pillow. You will not find a Bears paw in my quilt. I just didn't have what it took to make it over.
Next came my Christmas novelty print star. This star is my go to block. I can measure it and cut it in my sleep.
The little Scotty dog came from a block of the month at my local quild. He was a very versitle pup depending on his coat and background.
This block was also part of a block of the month but I have no idea what it is called. I just love the lines.
Put them all to gether with the 9 that were already done and woo hoo I have a finished top for a Christmas present for my sister.
I don't have a lot of Christmas stuff out of the attic in july so I had to trot around my neighbor hood looking for pine trees for background shoots. My neighbors think I'm nuts.
Next set of Christmas thoughts took me to this
I made a blue work quilt for a friend a couple of years back with these snowpeople and vowed that I would make one for me in Red work. I only managed to get 3 done for this event.
They make a nice table runner. I'm not sure if I will end it here or put it in the Christmas box to take the place of the now finished quilt top. Time will tell.
As a special thank you for stopping by and reading all the way to the end I am having a little giveaway. I am making some fabric Christmas cards. I can't show them to you because they weren't done when I wrote this on Monday. Trust me if they are not done yet they will be done by the weekend for a drawing on the evening of August 6.
If you haven't stopped by to see the rest of the gals on todays schedule, please do.
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Sandra Kaye Designs
North Hills Quilter
Quilting in South Carolina
The Raspberry Rabbits
Nancy B at That Other Blog