Christmas Sampler and a jelly challenge….

Well after finishing my last subject at uni I’m back doing my quilt.  I’m very behind with this one.  I also have some other projects to complete but it has made it a challenge to get some of them finished while balancing other commitments.  But you know the feeling – start a project and see another project and then start it.  I’m trying hard to get my projects finished.  I love this sampler but didn’t realise how much thread I have had to use.  Gee I hope I don’t have to buy anymore.  Well this only means back on to the next block and try not to be tempted to start another.

Christmas Sampler

My youngest child had been nagging me to start her a quilt.  So as is the way she pulled out my GOOD sewing machine and commenced making her own quilt.  I only had to thread the machine and talk her through some of the problems.  She completed this quilt using the range Tickerlish  which she was very happy with.  We’ve started to doing the backing – my job was to cut the fabric.  We created a number of 6 1/2 inch squares which she sewed together and she has almost finished it.  Next the binding (I’ll have to cut that again and stitch it up) and then its finished.

Jelly Roll Race

So then son asked about his quilt.  As a started to stitch I felt it would take forever.  It took me over 1 1/2 hours just to do two rows!!!!  I don’t know the name of this range but it only had 4 fabric so we repeated through out.  Turned out to be cover my entire Queen size bed.

 Jelly Roll Race Quilt

Now my other daughter was one – I have to look for the range Sakura Park….never ending story.

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It arrived…..

Chateau hexagon block 1

Enjoying day off work then the following happened:-

Me:- I already got the mail

Child:- I know just thought I’d have a look outside

Me:-  Have you got a parcel for me?

Child:- No

Me:- Yes you do I can hear the wrapping

Child:- No parcel look for yourself.

So I looked and decided to sit on the my chair and start doing some quilting.

Child starts to giggle and says “Maybe if you looked under your quilt you might find something….”

Yes it arrived.  Lynette Anderson’s new mystery quilt called Chateau Hexagon.  I got my quilt from the Little Quilt Store.  I really can’t wait to start.  The colors don’t seem to be like what Lynette would usually do but I think they look lovely.  I purchased it with the fabrics and cottons and I am very happy with the selection.  I think I’ll get the stitchery done first then the appliqueing and I’ll leave the hexagons till last.  Would love to know your thoughts on this quilt and if your doing it how you are finding it.

Chateau Hexagon starter packchateau hexagon Block 1