And welcome to my stop on the blog hop. A big thank you going out to Samm and Carol, for their great ideas, blog hops and cheering.
I love Christmas :) The snow, the Christmas carol's, the cookies, the joy on little kid faces...And there is some darling Christmas fabric out there too. But, for some reason, I just don't decorate for Christmas with FABRIC stuff!? So I had very little Christmas fabric in my stash.
I dug out these fabrics that my quilting forum swapped a few years ago.
I made 3 stars and some strips of squares. And put together a quilt as you go (QAYG) table runner.
Here is how I did it.
First lay your backing right side down, and smooth your batting on top. Find the middle of your batting and mark it. Put your middle block right on that mark. Centering it.
Lay your second piece right sides together with the first, and sew your 1/4" seam. You'll sew right thru the batting and backing, so that your blocks will not only be sewn together, but to the batting/backing as well.
Open up that second piece, smooth it out (or even iron it if you want) and lay your third piece, right side down, on top of the second piece. Sew, press open, repeat.
When you are done going one way, do the same thing going the other way. Until your blocks all all sewn down.
Then sew your bottom and top sashings and blocks the same way.
When you have all your blocks/sashings sewn on, you can trim and bind it. It's already quilted :) Or you can do some more quilting on the blocks.
I did some FMQing, I have to practice, a LOT! Still having some tension issues. I go to fast with the machine, then have to slow down, and slow down too much, then speed up again... And when I finally get the speed of the machine right, I have to figure out how fast to move the fabric thru with my hands. Sigh~
Made a star in each of the big blocks, and TRIED to sew straight lines along the seams. Dang that's hard!! lol
Then I trimmed and put my binding on.
(Forgive the poor photos. Our sky is filled with smoke from a fire up in Oregon!)
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you are getting some Christmas sewing done :)
Don't forget to check out the other lovely projects. Here's today's schedule.