Just a quick note to wish you a Merry Christmas. Here is a video of my collection of Christmas quilts for a little eye candy (with Christmas music).
Here is a photo of my niece and nephews snuggled under some of my quilts. Not sure if they are waiting for Santa or the start of the next football game on TV.
I told myself that I wasn't going to do a Christmas quilt this year. I still haven't even put up the tree and I will be picking up Mom and Uncle John on Sunday for a week long visit, with my sister and her family coming from Missouri on Wednesday. There is always so much going on. But I really wanted to show how to draft a hexagon quilt in Electric Quilt and I decided this is a really easy project
So I couldn't resist. I have two table topper options for you.
The video on how I drafted this quilt in EQ is here. It is less complicated than it looks.
Rotary cutting charts for the blocks are here. Sizing is exact (i.e. no oversized pieces).
For the borders use 1-1/2" strips for the sashing (4 1-1/2” x 7" and 4 1-1/2” x 8”)and 2-1/2" strips for the outer border (4 2-1/2” x 12” and 4 2-1/2” x 8”). I have a few diagrams on piecing the borders.
If this is a Christmas gift, you can stitch in the ditch and it will be done in a jiffy.
Happy quilting -- and Merry Christmas.
It is hard to believe that it is time to finish our tops. Is the artist in you seeing the design possibilities? I suspect everyone of our projects will look unique and make this a very special gift.
To quilt these I recommend a pantograph or an overall meander. I am using Minky for the backs as I love the cuddly nature of that fabric. Since it is 60" wide, no piecing is required and you can get by with purchasing 1-1/4 yards. Here are some of my finished quilts.
The football quilt below was done entirely with scraps. I had some leftover pieces from a sports quilt for my nephew which I pieces together for the "theme print". Then I used fabric from my shelves to fill in the rest. It truly feels like a "free quilt".
I had a fabulous time with family last weekend and managed to get a bit of my Christmas shopping done as well. It was very cold (i.e. sub-zero) during much of my stay in Bismarck. However we still managed an outing to the newly renovated Heritage Center. If you ever make it to Bismarck, it is definitely worth a visit.
There were a couple of quilt related items I thought I would share.
This sewing machine was date 1870-1879. It was given to Ingebjurg Arnason shortly after she immigrated from Iceland in 1878. She used this machine to do the family sewing for her two sons and 11 daughters in Pembina Co. We definitely have it much easier today.
The following photos were from an interactive display on designing your own quilt block or your own bagpipe.
Back to our 2+6 Baby Quilt Along
Here is one of my finished rows from last weeks clue:
My fried Sherry posted her pinwheel rows on Facebook. She is using kitty fabric from her stash.
Instructions for the 6+2 Baby Quilt have been deleted.
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