Saturday, December 11, 2010

Not enough hours in the day ...

December is well and truly upon us and with it comes all the hoopla that the holiday season entails.  There has been much end of school year celebration and even preparation for the 2011 school year (already!) as well as the usual Christmas partying and organising.  All this has left just a little time for sewing:


Thank goodness for the sanity and serenity that sewing brings me!  This simple quilt top is made from 4 1/2 inch squares arranged in a traditional "Trip Around the World" style patchwork design.  Really very easy sewing, but just what is needed at this time of the year.


Some fussy cutting was required which in this instance was unfortunately rather wasteful of the remaining fabric, although of course nothing has been relegated to the rubbish bin.  No scrap is too small ...
 

All printed fabrics used are from the recently released fabric collection called Sanctuary by Patty Young (see also Sunday Stash #79 - here).  The solid white fabric is Kona Cotton in White.


The Sanctuary collection has a lovely drape and are an excellent quality fabric.  The prints and colors were a delight to work and play around with.  Now all I need is a few more hours in the day to continue working on this quilt ... soon.

Happy Stitching,
Rita

24 comments:

  1. I know what you mean, Rita. This week I feel like I've done very little stitching. But, I have, I think? Still I'd rather enjoy the holidays than let them pass by!

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  2. So classy and pretty Rita. Love what you are doing with Sanctuary.

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  3. Your fussy cutting really paid off. Those are really quite lovely quilts. Well done!

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  4. Lovely work! I must do one of these- their simplicity is stunning!

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  5. This quilt is super cute! And the fussy cuts are SO worth it here, they really make the quilt.

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  6. I love the colors and patterns in the fabric. Makes for a very nice quilt.

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  7. what great fabrics. Love the colors and the pattern.

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  8. Lovely quilt. The colors are fabulous. I know what you mean about finding time to sew. There is so much to do and then I can't seem to find my way to my sewing studio. UG! You seem to find some time though! Lucky you!

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  9. I'm loving the fussy cut squares. This is going to be a wonderful quilt. :-)

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  10. Great use of the Sanctuary fabrics and beautiful fussy cutting!

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  11. The fussy cuts were worth it!

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  12. I love Sanctuary! And I love what you've done with it -- gorgeous!

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  13. Really charming fabrics. And now I know that the best way to make that quilt pattern is to plan a rather small quilt--otherwise putting all the patches in order does seem to overwhelm me.

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  14. The fussy cutting really makes this traditional pattern spectacular!

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  15. That's lovely Rita. I really like that fabric range, especially the small squares one.

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  16. Beautiful fabrics and the fussy cutting really makes a statement!

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  17. Oh just beautiful! I love the fabrics!

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  18. What a beautiful quilt! Thanks for adding the photos to my Flickr pool! It's just lovely!

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  19. Beautiful! I love the Sanctuary collection. You put it to great use!

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  20. I've been looking at this line, wasteful or not those fussy cuts are perfect

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  21. I love this quilt! I'm going to have to get some of this fabric!

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  22. You did an amazing job! I have a project in mind that will require some similarly fussy cuts and I've been putting it off. You've inspired me to get to it because what a great effect it has here!

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