Fun in my fabric world....

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Festive stitching!

Recently I purchased some Fruitcake fabric, supplemented it with a bit of Figgy Pudding & today added the borders to my new Christmas decoration for 2010. Each year I add something new & I really loved this pattern from Kate Conklin. I had never tried the "stack & whack" method before, but it was great fun & there were really quick results...just need to quilt it & I am done! Even better was that I could buy the pattern as a PDF...not happy with mail order at present...things seem to go missing...glad to do it as a file instead!
It was really scary when Chookyblue blogged on Wednesday that it is only four months 'til Christmas...eek! This year is whizzing by too fast! Oh well, at least there will be a nice new quilt hanging in my entry! Just need to quilt it!!!!
Cardygirl xx

21 comments:

Christine said...

I bought the same pattern and a Layer cake, it is a great pattern love it.

cheers
Christine

beth said...

you're way ahead! good job!

Farmyard Crafts said...

Well done Cardy ... it looks great!! I'm chasing my last block for the Tail Feathers BOM... missing for two months... only just realised yesterday. Been a bit busy!! PDF files sounds good!

Cubby House Crafts said...

I love your new quilt!
Bit scary how xmas is fast approaching!
Lisa ʚϊɞ

Jeni said...

how great does that look ......i just love it ....well done

Janice said...

Didn't it turn out well. Your Christmas guests will have a nice cheerful welcome to your home with your new quilt hanging in the entrance.

BubzRugz said...

Looks great - I love the different shapes.. I agree mail service - I seem to be waiting forever and some of the things I have sent have gone too...... Hugz

Chookyblue...... said...

looks great Cardygirl......and to think it is done 4 months before christmas..........woohoo.......

Julia said...

Looks fabulous...that's a great start on Christmas Alison...

SandyN said...

Alison,

Wow - what a great job. It will look so beautiful hanging up at Christmas time.

Sandyn

Maree: said...

What a Lovely Addition to your Xmas Decorations...Love the Idea of a PDF too & this is a stack & wack?..must check it out...
cheers

loulee said...

Love it. I keep thinking about new christmas decorations too.

Anne Heidi said...

What a great quilt! I'll have to check out that pattern! I really like the fabrics you used- it looks just perfect :-)

Miriam said...

I love all those different trees.

Well done on being organised.

Anita said...

I really liked this pattern - lovely fabrics too!

Shiree said...

hey that looks great, what a jump start on the Christmas quilting huh! well done you...

Chocolate Cat said...

Love this pattern. I must try the stack n whack!!! (just another thing to add to my list!) You are so organised having this done 4 months before Christmas but how scary is that thought??? Luckily Mum produces my new Christmas decorations or it may be on hold for some time!

Chocolate Cat said...

Love this pattern. I must try the stack n whack!!! (just another thing to add to my list!) You are so organised having this done 4 months before Christmas but how scary is that thought??? Luckily Mum produces my new Christmas decorations or it may be on hold for some time!

Cheryl said...

Love the quilt, trees are my favorite, and I love this line of fabric! Looks great!

teresa said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE it Alison. It's wonderful and very nice to have it finished well before Christmas. Going to check out that pattern....

Kate said...

Wow! I love it! And thanks for the sweet review and link :) You really are very organised for Christmas. Can't wait to see how you quilt this.