Making Progress

I’ve been busy working on a quilt for my Mom.  She is going to be turning 60 on Sunday.  Last fall I made her a Bento Box quilt for when she was going into the hospital to have her knee replaced – I remembered how cold I was after surgery in the hospital and I wanted to give her something she could cuddle up with. (Sorry the picture is so small!)


She requested a Christmas quilt just like it.  But my problem was I could not bring myself to do it.  Just like I can’t read a book twice, I can’t make the same quilt for the same person twice.  So I went through my pattern stash and came across this one:


I used my Christmas “Gold” fabrics that I’ve been collecting and just cut the strips and charms myself.  The pattern went together very quickly – if you are looking for an easy lap quilt – try this one (it would be even easier if you had the jelly roll and the charms already pre-cut!). The only problem was the fabric I had extra of that was I going to use for the border was too busy so I had to find some different fabric – not easy to find Christmas fabric locally in May!  I did find a Moda oriental fabric that fit the bill.    Here is a sneak peak:


I’ll be quilting and binding it tonight and tomorrow so that it will be all ready for Sunday.

I’m taking the day off of work Monday to send the day with Mom – it will be fun – I’m really looking forward to it!

I got a great surprise this morning!  I was browsing the blogs I follow on Reader and came across fabrics that looked very familiar to me!  I’m participating in a mini log cabin swap through a Flickr group.  We had to send center fabric to our partner and they are making a mini quilt for us.  Well my wonderful partner, Tina, posted these sneak peaks on her blog!!!


I am so very excited!  I can’t wait to get it back from her.  I have been making progress on her hers but no sneak peaks yet.  I have to get it in the mail on 5/20 so that will be my next task.

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2 Responses to Making Progress

  1. tina says:

    Have fun getting the Christmas quilt done for your Mom. I am very familiar with trying to get a quilt done in a short amount of time! Can’t wait to see the whole thing! Monday will be a fun day for you guys to spend together. Glad you like the peek of the little quilt I’m making. Helps me to know I’m on the right track!

  2. Shirl says:

    wow Both quilts are beautiful! I think it would be hard to make the same quilt twice even more so for the same person.

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