Saturday, 8 November 2014

A Small Part...

... of a bigger project.

I was really thrilled to be asked to participate in making some blocks for a Christmas quilt for Fat Quarterly last summer. I made them right at the end of August with the fabric Lynne sent me. The hardest part was having no idea what anyone else was making for their blocks and just hoping like hell that my blocks would fit in, oh, and not look like the dogs dinner beside everyone else's.

Photo nicked from Lynne
The pattern is in the latest issue of Fat Quarterly and I am in awe of Juliet's reindeer. The other people involved in this project are Lynne, Nicky, Joanne and Joanna. My strip in the quilt is the snowball stars. Not the most exciting strip but it does fit in better than I thought it would. Phew!

Susan

26 comments:

  1. Hi Susan! This is gorgeus Quilt! These days I love so much Red & white! I think each section is fantastic and as important as any other. Most beautiful and amazing quilt! Merry Christmas - sorry but this quilt really fly us to the festiv season! x Teje

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  2. So I want to know if you are going to paper piece those reindeers?? Lovey quilt as it's not just Christmassy, but can last all winter.

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  3. This is my favorite Christmas quilt. Ever!!

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  4. I had the same worry but thanks to a bit of Christmas magic it seems to look great ! Those reindeer are top notch

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  5. And you blocks look perfect imho

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  6. Absolutely gorgeous! Your row is the perfect addition!

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  7. The whole quilt looks utterly adorable. I've never managed to pull off a Christmas quilt I like but this one is calling my name so I may just try a variation of your lovely creation. Nice work ladies !!

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  8. This is amazing! Just like a real Christmas jumper! Well done you talented lot! Jxo

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  9. Great quilt Love the snowball blocks and a great idea to pop in the odd one too. Well done

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  10. What's not to love about a red and white quilt? Given that none of you knew what the other was making this has a lovely balance to it, well done you and everyone else!

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  11. Betcha that magazine is a sell-out .. this is terrific. Clever you (and others) those snowballs look tricky.

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  12. Great quilt for the winter season!

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  13. I worried for the whole of my summer holiday about what my blocks would look like, with and because of everyones blocks, but the quilt looks amazing!!
    I can't wait to attempt one of Juliets reindeers, but I think attempt will be the word!!

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  14. I love this whole quilt, and your part is perfect. I was thinking that the strips also would make nice runners on their own.

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  15. It's a stunning quilt and your contribution is perfect with all the other rows

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  16. My second favourite row after the reindeer ;)

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  17. gorgeous quilt and a great idea, your blocks are stunning. Can't even imagine piecing those reindeers!

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  18. Ok, so I now need to make a red and white quilt! So beautiful!!
    R xx

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  19. I think your snowball stars fit perfectly within the quilt. I would never have guessed that the whole thing would have been created by different people, it is really beautiful.
    Ali xx

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  20. The snowball stars are great. What a beautiful quilt .. I too would like to make a red/white quilt.

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  21. this is gorgeous, and those reindeer!! All the antlers and legs the same! If I did that it would be like a reindeer massacre!

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