Sunday, February 7, 2010

Best Laid Plans...

This is a quilt started maybe at least 4 or 5 years ago with Michelle, Helen and Nicole.  We were all going to have it finished by the following Christmas.  Michelle is the only one who has.  It is from a book by Lynette Anderson called "A Christmas Wish".

I LOVE the penguins and the plum pudding!

I decided to pull it out as I needed a change from hand applique.  I have been working on Rosebud and thought I would have had the borders finished by now, but it has been taking quite a bit of time.

I have finished all the blanket stitch on the 3 blocks joined together and now have to stitch the 3 separate blocks above - they are, of course, the ones with the most work to do.  Once it's all blanket stitched (by my machine) and sewn together, there is a little bit of stitchery to add.

Maybe it might be finished by this Christmas???

Sue-Anne xxx


Anonymous said...

Hi Sue-Anne

A friend of mine bought the book last year just for the penguins! She made an apron I think.

The blocks you've done look great. Good luck with the rest of them.

I think the beauty of taking on these projects with friends is that you say "we'll finish this for Christmas", but no-one ever really specifies which one!!! Stay away from committing to an actual year, I say :)

Regards, Sue

Thimbelina said...

Your blocks are gorgeous Sue-Anne....can't wait to see it finished!

Shirley said...

Hi Sue-Anne,
I have seen that quilt made up before and it is gorgeous and fun. I too have a christmas quilt started as a group project and yes, my friends have all finished theirs except me. I did take it out of its hidey hole and hung it up unfinished last christmas (in the spare bedroom) and sadly put it back again. Ah well!!

Notjustnat said...

How cute! I love them all and I hope you will get it finish for next Christmas - Hugs Nat

Susan In Texas said...

It's lovely! And 5 years is a mere nothing in quilt-time. 8)

Happy stitching,

michelle williams said...

Well Done Sue-Anne
I was feeling a bit lonely there for a while - ha ha. Just need to get mine quilted now - best I hurry up or you will beat me. Looks fantastic.

Love Michelle

Brandie said...

I love the reindeer, they're adorable. You can see the finish line on this one. Good luck.

Red Geranium Cottage said...

That is the cutest thing. I love it.