Christmas blocks

Years ago (maybe 15 or so) I participated in a Christmas block exchange at my guild and I have never put the blocks together into a quilt. Each year at Christmas, I think about those blocks and tell myself that I need to get them sewn together, but soon Christmas is over and I move on to other projects. After all, I have plenty of time to work on them, it’s a whole year before it’s Christmas again.ūüė≥


When I saw them in a drawer this Morning I decided that 2017 will be the year that the blocks become a quilt. I am hereby challenging myself to accomplish that goal. So, this time next year, I’ll have a Christmas quilt.

The bottom right hand block is the label. 

Merry Christmas!

Theresa

Purple string quilt ready for quilting

I finished the purple string quilt tonight and it’s now ready to be quilted.¬†

It will get an edge to edge quilting design on it.  The string sashing was perfect for finishing off those blocks. This quilt will be one of the quilts I will show in my lecture on string quilts that I am working on putting together.

Now back to sewing more strings!

Theresa

Design wall 12/12/16 progress on purple string quilt 

My design wall is still covered with the purple string quilt, except now the sashings and cornerstones are on there too. I was hoping to have those last 2 sections sewn on by now but there’s only so many hours in a day and I ran out of them! LOL!

That’s my quick update for today’s wall. To see more design walls, check out http://www.patchworktimes.com

Theresa

Ruby’s treasures blog hop winner.

I hope everyone enjoyed the blog hop featuring the Ruby’s treasures fabric line from Barb Eikmiere. After being asked to participate in the hop and deciding which block I would showcase, I thought about an old box of old Kansas City Star patterns that I had. I dug the box out and discovered that I have 49 original patterns from the Star newspaper that were Ruby McKims designs.

I didn’t know at the time that I had picked a design from one of the patterns that I had.


I looked through all my patterns to see if I had any of the patterns that the other hop hosts had used. I didn’t, but I do have the one that Barb made using the beggar block pattern and her Ruby’s treasure fabric line.


What fun it was to discover that I had the original block pattern that had been published in the paper.

I hope you enjoyed the blog hop and the winners are  Gloria Cotten  for the fat quarter bundle and Kathy Cummings Slaughter for my e-book.  Congrats ladies!

Have fun and enjoy using The Ruby’s treasures fabric line!

Theresa

http://www.101patchworkpatterns.com/

https://alwaysquilts.com/2016/11/08/rubys-treasures-blog-hop/

Design wall 12/5/16 purple string quilt

I have become so addicted to string quilts. Whether I’m making squares or sashing units,it doesn’t matter. I just love sewing those strings together and coming up with different ways to put them together into quilts!
I bought these blocks online probably 16 years or so ago. At the time I thought it would be a fast way to put a quilt together  (save time by not having to piece the blocks) and have something to practice my machine quilting on.

Needless to say, I never did get them made into a quilt top.

I always knew I had them in a box somewhere………but where?????

I finally ran across them this last week and knew exactly what I wanted to do with them. I started pulling purple strings from my string basket and cutting a few more.

I’m hoping to find time this week to work on getting the sashings finished. I have all the string pieces made, just need to sew them together to make the sashing units.

But right now I have to get back to the longarm. Check out more design walls at wwwpatchworktimes.com

Theresa