Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Christmas Around the World

Hello! I hope you all had a sew crafty weekend and are enjoying your first days of fall! It kind of feels like summer around here these last couple days except the cool temps in the mornings. I was busy, busy all weekend long and finished all of my microwave bowl cozies. I just love how they look all stacked up! :)

I am so excited that I received my last bee block in the mail this week. Now I need to make 2 more blocks to get my 4x4 layout and figure out my fabric choices for borders, backing and binding. I was originally going to add sashing between the blocks but I have decided, thanks to some input from other quilters, to skip it. I think it would take away from the scrapiness and the pattern itself. Without the sashing, this is going to look cooler than I even imagined! I'm calling this quilt "Christmas Around the World" because some of these blocks came from overseas. I love that! :)

I have made great progress on my "secret" quilt. There are 15 rows and I have pieced and pressed all of them. Now I just need to sew them together and get the backing ready to go. I'm going to quilt this with a spiral which I've never done before but I think it will look really cool. I can't wait to show you pictures! To get your imagination going, the quilt is called "Technicolor Dreams." Hmmm...

I'm linking up today to Sew Fresh Quilts and Freshly Pieced.
Sew Fresh Quilts
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

Have a sew crafty day!



  1. I love stacking up finished projects/blocks/hexagons like that. It always makes me feel so productive.

  2. That is a lot of cosies. I this this is my favorite X plus quilt I have seen. Love it!

  3. Nice cozies! i have never heard of a microwave bowl cozy before - but what a great idea! Your Christmas Around the World Quilt is fun and that is the perfect name for it! Thanks for sharing.

  4. Love this, doing Christmas in the fall just seems right.

  5. The bowl cozy stack looks great. I think your Bee Blocks are going to make a wonderful Christmas quilt. :)

  6. I love all the Christmas colors!

  7. Love the blocks, it's going to be a beautiful quilt


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