Finishes and Christmas Countdown Progress

In case you didn’t already know, there are 67 days until Christmas.  With that being said, I’m making great progress.

In this post, I mentioned all of the projects I’d like to get completed by/before Christmas.   I’ve already finished the 2 charity quilts, both of which I did FMQ on. They both measure 36″ x 36″.

I’ve already started quilting mom’s quilt.  Ever since I started making this One Block Wonder, well over a year ago, I planned to quilt it in orange. I’m using the color Pumpkin from Connecting Threads which is no longer available.

However, I’m not doing FMQ. I’m doing wavy lines which I’ve also seen called the Serpentine stitch. Mine is a lazy serpentine. You can see the quilting better from the back of the quilt. I really like it so far. I will do fmq/meandering in the borders.

back of quilt

 When mom’s is finished, which should be by the end of this week, I’ll get busy on my kid sis’ quilt. Then I’ll start knocking out the small quilted gifts, I’ve got 3 of 40 done so far.

Lastly, I’ll start quilting Diamonds and Purples. I’m making it a quilt w/o binding AND keeping all the points. I’m trying something I’ve never done before and I’m excited to see how it turns out. It might even turn into a tutorial.  Stay tuned!

I spent some time this weekend organizing my stash. I usually get overwhelmed trying to figure out where to sort/file the multicolored prints, but this time…I just did it! I didn’t touch the shelf on the right, but it has batiks, Christmas fabircs, pre-cuts and other miscellaneous stuff.

And since I was taking pics of my stash…I decided to straighten up the lab (that’s what I refer to my sewing room as) to share some pics.

I guess that’s all for now. I’ve got to get back to the lab.

Until next time, Happy Quilting and God Bless!

A Thread for Life

Where the spirit of the Lord is, There is freedom

Lift Your eyes to heaven, There is freedom

Freedom reigns in this place, Showers of mercy and grace
Falling on every face, There is freedom

If You’re tired and thirsty, There is freedom
Give Your all to Jesus, There is freedom

Freedom reigns in this place, Showers of mercy and grace
Falling on every face, There is freedom

If your burden’s heavy, He brings freedom
If you’re hurt and broken, He brings freedom

Freedom reigns in this place, Showers of mercy and grace
Falling on every face, There is freedom

Great is Your faithfulness

Linking up all over the place! 

Anything Goes Mondays
Freemotion by the River
Val’s Quilting Studio Tuesday Archives
Let’s Bee Social
Free Motion Mavericks
Needle and Thread Thursday
Can I Get a Whoop Whoop
TGIFF!

32 thoughts on “Finishes and Christmas Countdown Progress

  1. Zenia – you are getting very good with your quilting! All that practicing is paying off. Lovely projects! I am looking forward to hearing how you do with the quilt on which you are keeping the points.

  2. Love the star quilt! Until you put the 'number' out there…I didn't realize Christmas was so close! I will never, ever be ahead of the game on that one!

  3. I really like the fabric you ended up choosing for the back of the hexie wonder quilt. It is understated and allows the top to speak its beauty!~ I'm very curious about the binding-less purple quilt, what that could mean. Keep up the good work!

  4. You are such a dynamo Zenia. I don't know how you get so much done, but all your finishes look great and I can't wait to see what happens with your Diamonds; such an interesting idea.

  5. Thanks Carol. Are you going to be able to join us the 3rd Sat in November? We meet from 10a – 2p in Litchfield Park. It's quite a drive I know, but we'd love to have you.

  6. Congratulations on finishing the charity quilts; they look great! The quilt with diamonds technique sounds really interesting. I hope it works really well to preserve your points, which is definitely something I struggle with when binding quilts with 1/4″ seam allowances at the edges – I tend to throw on a quick border to save the points out of desperation! 🙂

  7. Marly, this is my 2nd One-block Wonder! It is a tremendous amount of cutting/piecing. I was just saying to myself how I don't think I'll ever make another. But then there is a personal challenge to pic the ugliest fabric print I can find and turn it into a beautiful work of art w/this awesome technique.

  8. Hello Zenia,

    My lab is called my shed, after my husband's, and we are as messy as each other but I have less sawdust on the floor.

    The two charity quilts are both wonderful, and I love the way you have varied the FMQ patterns in the top one in particular.

    Thank you for linking up with Free Motion Mavericks!

    Love, Muv

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