Happy Thanksgiving, hope everyone had a wonderful holiday and has some fun sewing time planned for this weekend. Are you ready to sew? I realized that last week I really didn’t show you my progress, so I went back and edited that post to show you more. If you are still in element assembly, click on Step 3 to see more of my assembly with pressing information. Block assembly is next. Using your elements from last week, and the 4-1/2 inch black background squares, assemble into blocks.
And here’s mine, you know I like to sew in rows.
When you put four together for the small topper, you get this. The green stars show behind the black stars, kinda like they are nested.
Note the extra star that forms in the center.
Now arrange your blocks into a square table topper, or in a row for a runner. Here is the nine-block version with one border.
I put five blocks in a row for a runner and added a star print border that has the same colors as the prints. Here is my runner on the quilting frame, quilting done.
I quilted it with the only Christmassy pantograph I have, a bell and holly leaf design called Deck the Halls by Patricia Ritter for Urban Elementz. Threads were Essentials on top and Bottom line in the bobbin with Warm and Natural batting.
I will use the same red print as in the piecing for the binding. The backing is the same neutral snowflake tone on tone.
At the bottom of that pic is a sneak peek of a Christmas Quickie runner I’ll be showing you a bit later. In the meantime, look at Mary’s scrappy reds!
Susan is doing hers in blues.
Next week, I’ll share more of what is posted on Flickr, (click here) so be sure to post your progress. I am excited to see your projects. If you are just now finding this and want to quilt along, start HERE. To see the finished projects, click HERE.
Have fun quilting! Are you quilting over this holiday weekend?