Friday, December 5, 2014

No stress Friday

Hi all! Is everyone getting into the Christmas spirit? I am trying hard to be jolly. I am also sticking to my pledge not to be stressed over things, especially sewing. It's kind of working, kind of not. There's just no way to escape all of it.

I had a VERY full week and little time to sew, but I did work some more on the winter row quilt. First, I fixed the tree that I had made incorrectly:

Yes! This one has a snow drift, which is what I left out of the previous one. Easy fix!

With that fixed, I was finally able to stitch the major center row together:

Looks great to me! See, three different trees, like there are supposed to be. This row is the biggest one, about 22 by 58, and is the center of the quilt. All the other parts are smaller rows with repeated motifs. I went ahead and made one this week, the star row:

Long skinny photo!

This row is much more manageable, finishing to about 6 by 58. The winter sunshine keeps bleaching out my yellows. Here is a slightly better picture of them:

Okay, a little better, not a lot better.  But the stars really are yellow, from a marbled fat quarter that I had.

And here are the rows together:

I didn't stitch these together because I'm still playing with the quilt as you go idea. Seems to me that a row quilt is perfect for that, but I haven't found a back that I like yet. Too busy shopping for presents to shop for fabric!

Wow, lots of dark blue in this post!  Don't let that get you down, though. Lots of color yet to come.

This weekend we are putting up our Christmas tree! It promises to be quite a festive time. Hope all of you have a great weekend too!

Linking to Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict and Amanda Jean at crazy mom quilts. Stop by and get inspired!


Ramona said...

This is going to be a lovely winter quilt. I love the dark blue fabric.. it makes the other colors pop.

Quiltdivajulie said...

I really like this quilt-in-process!!

JanineMarie said...

But I love that dark blue fabric! It sparkles and makes the other colors pop.

JanineMarie said...

Oops. I "copied" what Ramona said. I swear I didn't even see her comment until I posted mine. We think alike--so what we both said must be true, right?

Jo said...

I too like the blue. It'll be great when finished

Sew Much For Free Time said...

Its Lovely!! I am really liking the idea of a row quilt. They seem to be popping up all over. Must investigate. Have fun with your tree!

Anonymous said...

I'm catching up on blog reading. Looks like you are making good progress on the row quilt.

Have you started making any goals for 2015 quilt projects? Or are you a list maker? I keep thinking about what I want to accomplish this year. Maybe a row quilt would be fun. Also a BOM quilt. Let me know what you are planning.