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Christmas quilt time!

My favorite time of the year is here and it’s time to make a great quilt to help keep someone warm when it’s cold outside.

Two Bears in a square

I have some bright holiday fabric and a fun square I designed, Two Bears in a Square.

This pattern has two red bear paws on either end of the green and white swirled fabric center square.  The “two bears” center square has  great darker red bandanna style holiday fabric  triangles placed along the four edges that sends focus toward the center and adds some variation in print size – since the other prints I’m using are small.

I’m not sure yet if I will set the finished squares on point or if I’ll use sashing strips, but either way it will look great.

The challenge will be getting it done in time for Santa to make his deliveries.

I have some great quilts from Christmas past

01c27a4441f7f70323f1bb0365a722d7484a7d415c_00001Holly & berries checker board table topper

01770091eadeef26ff23d44ca56c05ea175592321f_00001Christmas star table topper – I just love stars!

image Cabin in the woods twin sized quilt

– the only thing missing is snow on the cabin roof –

This elf has got to get back to work on Two Bears in a Square!

Finally Finished

First boarderThe first border is a yellow print from the 1930’s retro pack of fat quarters, but the quilt was not quite big enough yet – so a trip to the local quilt shop for some matching or close to matching border and backing.

I selected the green print for a 5 inch border all of the way around making a 60 inch by 40 inch finished size.  I think this will work out nicely for someone -don’t you?

5 inch border
Now it is back to the shop for some excellent long arm work

Working toward a finished quilt top

Time has flown and I have not had a chance to blog or sew in ages!  The dust is collecting on my dining room table and it is time to clear the dust and get ready for Thanksgiving!  The blocks were all stacked and just waiting for the right time…….

stacked rows of squares   the next steps…….  putting the squares into rows and adding borders – sew quick and easy!

row of rail fence
rows of rail fence