Wednesday, January 23, 2013

WIP: The Ghost of Christmas Past

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas... *hangs head in shame* 

Ok, so I didn't get all of my Christmas sewing done, and I still have this quilt I need to finish! Yikes--so very, very late. Luckily, this isn't a very involved project--I'm just going to add some very thick borders to this to make it more grown-up sized, so the piecing is pretty easy. Of course, that makes it more embarrassing that I'm still working on it as we approach February.

Such is life, I suppose. It does make me happy to see "Joy" all together like that. What a great Christmas collection!

In other news, I'm about to take the plunge on my first-ever BOM-- it's the Skill Builder run by Alyssa at Pile O' Fabric.

The first block is the "Sound Wave" and it is supposed to look like this:

The Sound Wave
And here's what I'm using for this block:

Here are my fabric pulls for the entire project:

And I found this Jennifer Paganelli "West Indies" print in my stash. I didn't have as much as I thought, which is too bad, because I think it's perfect for the back. Since we're doing QAYG, I'm considering getting another yard and a half and then using just the plain blue for the rest of the blocks.

Speaking of the "plain blue," I'm super nervous about using that as a background fabric for my blocks. My original inspiration for my color scheme was this:

Which I love. But when I bought the blue, it seemed so primary color-y to me that now I'm scared the whole thing will look juvenile. Hopefully the relatively subdued and monochromatic nature of the rest of the fabrics will keep it more sophisticated. But I've decided that I'll take some risks on this quilt. If I completely hate it, I can always give it away. :)

Speaking of which, I have two WIPs I need to get out of the way, but then I am DEFINITELY starting my own quilt (not just because it is 8 degrees here either.) I visited my boyfriend last week and totally hogged the quilt I made him! I almost stole it, which indicates to me that I need to finally make myself a quilt.

Linking up with WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced, where I will no doubt have the lone Christmas project. :)

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  1. Hehe :) No worries - I'm about to sandwich up a Christmas quilt, myself. . .

  2. You will be super early for next year ; )

  3. I agree with Carla above- let's just say you're getting a really early start on next year! I can't wait to see your bom blocks!

  4. Don't apologize for working on Christmas projects after Christmas. I just finished my Blogger's BOM in Christmas fabrics TODAY. I am considering it very early for Christmas 2013.

  5. That block is going to be pretty. I am just using my scraps for the 'Skill Builder B of the M' and I haven't even started yet.

  6. Catherine, you are not alone in still working on your Christmas quilt. I'm still trimming blocks for mine. There is no shame! We'll just be super-prepared for next Christmas!
    Love the fabrics you've pulled for the BOM.

  7. Love your Christmas quilt! I just gave my sisters-in-law their Christmas placemats last week. Maybe I should have saved them for Christmas 2013 and been ahead. Oh well. Can't wait to see your BOM!

  8. Hey, think of it as really early and ahead of the game for next Christmas. Love your BOM fabric.

  9. Thanks for getting Christmas songs stuck in my head again :P You can join me with Christmas in January! The West Indies fabric is gorgeous, could you have a pieced back with that as the main event?

  10. Oh I think the pop of red will be great! Can't wait to see how you incorporate it into your blocks.