Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Christmas in October


Today, I am finally over my cold!  There is nothing like being sick to make you remember how wonderful it is to be well. 

 This Christmas I am bound and determined not to have piece of fabric wrapped around my tree.  Not that there is anything wrong with that, but I have had this quilt in my mind for over 2 years and this year it is going to happen.  I cut out all the diamonds last month and today I laid them all out.  I Love it!


When it is all done, the points will be cut off and it will look like this pink and yellow quilt  I made for my niece.  Before binding I will cut a hole in the middle and a slit in one side so it can fit around the Christmas tree.



Would anyone be interested in making it along with me?  Let me know.  I would be more likely to get it done if others were sewing along with me!  ;)


I also have plans to make a bunch of Christmas pillows for family gifts this year.  I am really digging those gnomes.    Here's to Christmas in October!  :)


11 comments:

  1. Bound and determined? No pun intended :)

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  2. Only 69 days left until Christmas, Leila! I seen and admired that pink diamond quilt, too! Your red and white prints are looking sweet! Cheering you on!

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  3. Love your soon-to-be tree skirt!! I'm amazed at how you're putting all those diamonds together (I'm kind of a newbie). I'm working on 4 tree skirts for my daughters ~ so glad I got a head start instead of waiting until the last minute like I usually do! Can't wait to see yours finished!

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  4. I love the tree skirt . . . and might be interested in making it along with you. How long do you think it would take?? From start to bound?
    huntnb at sbcglobal.net

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    1. I figure it would take about 7 hours to make, but things always take longer than I figure they will. :)

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  5. Absolutely! I've needed to move beyond the Christams sheets we use as a tree skirt for many years. We also have a very wide base, to directions on how to make the skirt with varying size center holes (basic construction) would be very helplful!

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  6. With our two children grown and gone, we haven't put up a Christmas tree for seven years now. Sorry I don't have a need for a tree skirt.

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  7. Oh I would love to make one it's gorgeous

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  8. It's going to look amazing-I am just finishing one, otherwise I would have joined you

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