One More Project To Finish For 2010

December 30, 2010

I finally got back in my sewing room last night.  It felt good to be sewing again!  I debated on whether or not to even try to start the December Le Petite project.  I didn't want to have another UFO before the end of the year, but the project was soooo cute.  It is called "Prairie Point Christmas" by Cara Wilson of Caraquilts blog.  Cara has an awesome blog!  "Prairie Point Christmas" was featured as a Moda Bakeshop Recipe.  I had not yet tried a project from the Moda Bakeshop, so I really wanted to make this.  Last night I decided, I just couldn't pass it up.
I still need to get my borders on today, but I just love it like I knew I would!  I started with some charm packs, Remembrance by Brannock and Patek.  After I looked through the charms, I realized I wanted some more green options for my tree, so I added some.  I went with a more beige background than the recipe called.  The recipe called for Snow from Moda.  I used a fabric from Hope - Collection for a Cause by Howard Marcus.   This is a HEAVY quilt top with all those prairie points!  You have to sew over quite a few layers of fabric in some areas.  I put my built-in walking foot on my Janome 6600 to some good use!  Once I got my fabric all prepped, it went together so nicely.  I cut my background strips at the quilt shop.  Quilts at the Marshall House just got a new Sizzix fabric cutter.  It was so easy and fun to cut my strips!!  Customers are welcome to use it too!  I laid my prairie points on the floor and played with them a little to figure a placement to my liking first.
 Not sure why the color is so bad in that photo??  Then I just started sewing my top together.

I wasn't the only one who was glad I was sewing again...

Scooter was just the happiest kitty.  He stayed with me the entire time I was sewing.

After I got the top all pieced, Scooter had to make sure it passed his kitty test too!!  This kitty just loves to quilt!

Hopefully, tomorrow I'll be able to show pictures with the borders on!

13 comments:

  1. Linda,
    Your quilt is just the cutest! I have seen it on other blogs as well and I love it. I may have to put it on my to do list for next year.
    Scooter looks as if he is playing with a pipe cleaner. My cats play with pipe cleaners for hours. They are always in my sewing room checking out my quilts too and are such a big help :)

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  2. Scooter is now the happiest kitty ever. Quilting + pipe cleaners= good times! The quilt looks good! I am glad you got most of it done!!

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  3. If that cat comes up missing, it's because I HAVE HIM. I want that cat...I do love the quilt too. LOL I thought that wall hanging looked like it would be difficult, but your pictures make it look pretty easy.

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  4. Guaranteed if you put something on the floor, the kitty has to try it out;)

    Debbie

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  5. This is too cute! I'm going over to Cara's blog as soon as I finish this. I'm glad to hear you are feeling better. Nothing worse than being sick and not being able to be creative. Take care...

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  6. Looks great...obviously that cat has great taste!

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  7. That is fantastic! How wonderful your local store let's you use their cutter. That's what I call customer service!!
    Looks like it passed the Scooter test!!

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  8. Perhaps Scooter is wanting this quilt for personal use? Love all of the Prairie Point trees I'm seeing. Happy New Year!

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  9. Love the wallhanging. I was eyeing the wallhanging off to make but as much as i love prairie points wasn't sure i was up to it at the moment. Maybe next year. :) Lol. Ahhh Scooter is so cute. I'm guessing by the way he's rolling around the top it passed the kitty test. Hugs,

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  10. What a cute quilt!! Scooter is a doll too, I have always wanted an orange kitty.

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  11. When you e-mailed me earlier and talked about the Le Petite project, I wasn't sure what you meant. I will have to hop on over to that site and check things out. Now I know what you mean! Looks great! I haven't done much with prairie points. I have one quilt that has prairie points on the edge. I sort of got hung up on properly spacing them out a couple of years ago and have put it away since then. I got frustrated. I need to get back to it sometime. Can't wait to see the borders on!

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  12. Oh that is so cool! I can't wait to see it with the borders on! I love it!

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  13. That is the cutest little quilt! I can see why Scooter is so taken with it! Happy New Year Linda.

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