I’m Getting It Together

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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A Thread for Life

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

Progress on MSP

MSP stands for Merry Sparkle Punch. The pattern is called Sparkle Punch; I added the “Merry” because I’m using mostly “Christmassy” fabrics.

Here’s the different star sets and amounts required to assemble a 60″ x 72″ top.

• 80 sets of 5 squares to make whole stars

• 14 sets of 4 squares to make three-quarter stars

• 2 sets of 3 squares to make half stars

• 18 single squares to make quarter stars

Anyway, I went all gang busters on it last week and more than doubled the number of sets to make the whole stars. I went from 29 to 65.

My fabric cutter, Bruno, and 3.5″ die (multiple squares), played a huge part in my progress.

Not only did I use it to cut all the squares I need…

(Click here —> to read about AccuCut vs AccuQuilt.)

I also used it to trim up my star points!Bruno is most efficient! He’s a keeper for sure!

With this being said and done, MSP is temporarily going on the back burner, so I can work on a couple of necessary quick makes.

Happy stitchin’!

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I’m not what I should be, I’m not what I could be,

but I’m not what I was. This is the testimony of every Christian.

-James MacDonald