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!  :)


  1. Bound and determined? No pun intended :)

  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!

  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!

  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

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

  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!

  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.

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

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

  9. I would love to make one.