12.12.13

Happy holidays!

How are you holding up under holiday busyness? I hope trusty elves are readily helping in your last minute preparations :)


As it happened, I got distracted with tidying corners and doing some house keeping and rarely went near my sewing machine. Now that things have calmed down little bit, my attention is turned to making a lap quilt to use in the living room. The old saying about cobbler's son not having shoes, fits perfectly to our situation.. it is funny that we have one small size quilt on our daybed which gets us into constant grumbling and tugging wars and our toes always chilly! With long winter ahead, I need to pull up my socks for making a big enough quilt.


Slowly I looked through my fabrics and taken out the ones that I instantly liked for their innocence. Most of them are popular fairy tales but some seem to have fallen out of fairy dreams of their creators.


I drew an easy block to match with their simplicity. After testing a couple of sizes, I decided on a block with 3 3/4" center square and 2" squares for the corners. It will probably be a mostly white quilt with nosy characters popping up here and there.


I also worked on the last units for 'Scrapitude' mystery quilt and in January, we will get instructions to put everything together, I am curious to see what kind of pattern comes out of all these separate pieces.

Thank you for stopping by even in this rush hour! Wish you happiest of holidays and a very Merry Christmas!  ( * v * )

9 comments:

Candace said...

I can see another masterpiece is coming from you, Pratima! Maybe your darling elf will even give you a hand? We are having a very low key holiday season here at the Squash House - staying warm and cozy!
Cheers!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

That is so true! We make so many quilts and end up giving them to loved ones. Now that is a good thing but it is also nice to have one we can call our own. It is going to be darling. You always use such cute fabric. I look forward to the progress.

Stephanie said...

My husband thinks every quilt should fit our king size bed! I'd never finish a project. I like that you have a project concept and stay with it until completion. I love what I see so far. Wishing you a warm and cozy winter.

Maureen T. said...

Your fabrics are really cute! They will make a wonderful and cozy quilt.

Amy Morinaka said...

OMG I'm in love with all of your blocks! Can't wait to see what you create from them! Oh and that tiny felt house is too cute!

Enjoy your holiday season!!

Ella and Nesta said...

Your blocks are so beautiful, looking forward to seeing them put together! That's funny, we need some quilted lap quilts at home too!

sewplay said...

I love your quilt already. The whimsical fairytale fabrics are so charming and pretty.
And yes our home is the same: so many pieces of fabric and so few cuddly, snuggly quilts. Your work is further inspiration. Happy holidays Pratima, to you,your family and friends. xx Kathy

sewplay said...

I love your quilt already. The whimsical fairytale fabrics are so charming and pretty.
And yes our home is the same: so many pieces of fabric and so few cuddly, snuggly quilts. Your work is further inspiration. Happy holidays Pratima, to you,your family and friends. xx Kathy

thevanillayear.com said...

I'm always checking in to see what magic you are creating! The linen quilt is going to be AMAZING. How do you keep the raveling of the linen under control?
HAPPY NEW YEAR Pratima!