I’ve finally finished all the components of my Merry Sparkle Punch Christmas quilt.
They had to be laid out in my desired placement before sewing any together.
I’m very thankful this layout guide was included in the pattern.
All 480 components wouldn’t fit on my design wall. And even laying out just half the blocks required me to use an additional piece of batting along one side.
The pattern designer recommended piecing the top together in sections. I visually divided into sections of 24; 4 across x 6 down, and started taking two at a time to the machine but quickly tired of this.
I decided to number each component w/tape, which allowed me to take entire sections to the machine.
And I had the top half sewn together in no time!
And now the bottom half is laid out on the design wall and waiting to be numbered.
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This is my prayer in the desert
When all that’s within me feels dry
This is my prayer and my hunger in me
My God is the God who provides
I will bring praise I will bring praise
No weapon formed against me shall remain
I will rejoice I will declare
God is my victory and He is here
All of my life In every season
You are still God
I have a reason to sing
I have a reason to worship
9 thoughts on “I’m Getting It Together”
Boy, this is not one of those quilts you do when you can’t be focused, right? I just finished one like that. Anyway, it’s a pretty one, and your thread at the end of your post is one of my favorites!
WOW! That is over-the-top of a challenge. But it is gonna be a beauty when you get it finished. I thought to myself…”ain’t no way I’m ever planning to make that!” lol. But you are a wonder to be sewing that pattern. It is super fascinating to look at those pictures of it. Very pretty!
What a great quilt-and a super challenge! Plus, it is huge! I can see it in a navy background with silver and gold accented stars like a night view of the Milky Way. But I won’t be making it-too many others on my plate. Thanks for the inspiration!!
Wow, that is quite a project, great progress and will be a fabulous quilt.
It’s looking lovely but sounds like a lot of work keeping everything right
Very fun and very festive!!! I am sure it will be worth all the love and effort that you put into it.
Wow. It’s looking great. Glad you were able to figure out a system to get it sewn together.
I love your quilt. I made a “sister” friend about four years ago. She and I met at grief share. We lost our husbands about a year apart. Recently she asked me if I’d make a quilt for her. I haven’t made a quilt in the five years since my husband died. My daughter has asked me to make her a t-shirt quilt from sorority t-shirts that I has grabbed and she thought she had donated to younger sorority sisters. I also want to make a quilt for my son and his wonderful girlfriend who have custody of his four year old daughter and are trying to get custody of his twelve year old son. They also have her 10 year old daughter and her seventeen year old daughter. They have only been together about six months. All the quilts have the potential to be king or CA king. I have fibromyalgia and am very weak in my arms, so I don’t know if I’ll have the strength to put together a flimsy or not. I’ll pay someone to actually quilt the quilts. I am not a quilter. I’d love to be able to hand quilt but I’m not that adept at hand quilting. I think it would make a wonderful cold weather project except we had a mild winter in OK. I think this would make a wonderful pattern for my sister friend. She loves pink and I’ve started collecting pink fabrics with her in mind. She likes blues and lavenders, so that would add some variety, too. I wanted to let you know that seeing your quilt gave me the inspiration and I like your hint for putting it together in sections the way you did. That would help me to see a sense of accomplishment, too, and give me an impetus to keep going. I’m thinking that I might be able to get a CA king sheet to lay in my living room floor to use as a design wall for a king quilt. I have what is called a story and a half home. The upstairs portion of the house is only finished in the back of the house. The front portion of the house is open and vaulted clear to the top of the house. Therefore, I have a walkway upstairs when you walk in the front door. I could lay the sheet over the sofa in the living room and coffee table and look down from above to see part of the quilt later in the process. Eventually, I might be able to hang it on part of the fence outside. Thanks for the inspiration and I’d love to see the quilt when it is completed.