Saturday, 10 September 2011

Christmas Quilt Along - September

It's that time again already!  The Christmas Quilt Along hosted by Sue over at Quilt Times.   But first of all, we had to go to the allotment for a little harvesting, tidying and sorting out after all the strong winds we've had. 

And then I had to supervise the installation of these for a pathway to the studio ...


and then it was time to get down to trying out one of these ...


thanks to the wonderful tutorial on Stephanie's blog Loft Creations ...


really, I've never made anything so quick in my life!  I can see more of these, useful little key Leashes/Lanyards in my very near future.

and I've done a little cutting, for Melissa's Stars Quilt Along (shh, I'm way behind!)


then himself decided it was tea time, and I was dragged to the kitchen to cook!  Shocking!

especially as I should have been doing these for Miss September! (tomorrow Susan!) 


so, after a delicious chicken curry, it was back to catching up on the Sassy Christmas Stars, so lots of this ...


and I'm playing catch up because, last month I was Christmas Shopping at Festival ...

but I did get it all laid out ready for piecing in the morning ....



and I got a whole one of my stars pieced ...


Mmm, loving this Joel Dewberry Heirloom fabric ...



and I made good progress in getting the other 5 of block One on their way too ....
I can finish those in the morning too!

and lastly I had to wash these ...  Sloes...


tomorrow I need to go buy Gin, not in my cupboard at all, but I feel some sloe gin in my immediate future and maybe next week a little sloe jelly too!  (at least that will be ready for Christmas!)

Busy, busy, busy  :) 


13 comments:

susan said...

You've got all month and enough things on the go. The blocks will get done when they get done.

Flying Blind... said...

Yeah, 'busy' isn't big enough a word!!

Manda said...

Mmm sloe gin :)
You've been busy busy as always :)

Sheila said...

Was going to wax lyrical about your blocks , your fabric, but no, the sloe gin pips it all.

QuiltSwissy said...

I have never seen a sloe! I love sloe gin. Used to drink it with a neighbor long ago while playing card games all night long.

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QuiltSue said...

You must be exhausted after such a busy day. I can't believe how much you got done. Did you stop at all?

Sue said...

There never seems to be enough hours in the day, does there? Your projects are looking lovely.

Barb said...

Love your project....

Sand and Sunshine said...

Such a packed day for you! You got so much done, that's really great. I love the orange hues in your BOM and your tipped star is lovely as well.

Archie the wonder dog said...

I don't know how you pack everything in - all your blocks look amazing!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Wow - lots of stars! Super power sewing.

Mrs.Pickles said...

It looks like you had a very busy day! The quilt looks great though!!

Hazel said...

Fancy not having any gin in the house - how odd! LOL!

Scatty Stars quilt looking really good - I wonder if you had the chance to piece it today?