Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Happy December...and a Parade!

First things first...I think you'll have fun with December's pattern--"Prairie Point Christmas" which is a Moda Bake Shop design by Cara! Sinta and I had originally decided on a Schnibble for December's pattern but thought it would be fun to make this very fun Christmas project first! (And since this is such a busy time of year, we thought we'd go ahead and let you know that January's project will be "Mon Ami" by Miss Rosie's Quilt Company).

Cara's Quilt--Photo from Moda Bake Shop
I started mine yesterday afternoon but then ran out of my background fabric (I'll be getting some more asap--can't wait to finish this)! I have three more prairie point rows to go before I can start adding borders. Cara's quilt measures at 38 1/2" x 43" and is made using two charm packs and a jelly roll strip along with a little bit of yardage for borders, back and binding.  You might not be able to tell from my photo--but I'm making a miniature version of Cara's quilt.  I used 3" squares for my prairie points--this allowed me to use scraps for my tree!  Rather than using jelly roll strips, my strips are cut at 1 5/8" wide by 22" long (they don't need to be this long, but I used part of a fat quarter to cut my strips giving me this length). As soon as I get my project finished I'll have all the measurements available for anyone who wants them. You could go ahead and get started by making your 55 prairie points using the 3" squares, and I should have the rest of the info and my finished quilt by Monday.  I'm thinking about finishing it to about 20" by 24." for our "Butter Churn" (pattern by Sherri Falls of This & That Pattern Company) parade!  So many great projects came in this month...they've been really fun to see.  A lot of you chose to add a border or two to make them a bit bigger.  First up is a wonderful Christmas version by Kim.

Eileen sent this lovely photo by e-mail.

Allison's is absolutely gorgeous!

And I love this quilt by Suzie!

Anne Ida chose to make hers into a pillow--what a terrific idea!

 Carol used two of my favorite fabric collections--Park Avenue and Maison de Garance, both by Moda!

Carol made a beautiful floral version.  And have you seen her blog in November?  She sewed and completed a project every day for the entire month!

Diana made this lovely version.  I just love how this pattern plays out with all of the different fabric choices!

Dorothy also made a Christmas version--love it!

Edith used Jo Morton Scraps for hers and also added borders.

Ekaterina made this beautiful version.

Gretchen also made a lovely "Butter Churn."

Jenn made this bright version--love it!

Joyce used beautiful reds, browns and creams.

Karen's quilt is beautiful--her colors are very vintage and soothing.

Amanda also made a bright, fun version!  Remember that there is another amazing parade of "ButterChurn" quilts over at Sinta's blog today (and as usual--if we've forgotten anyone, please let us know)!


paulette said...

Incredible how different and how gorgeous they all are!! Thanks for sharing!

Michele said...

More beautiful Butter Churns!! Thanks for including me as a new member in the parade! I saw mine on Sinta's blog :) I can't wait to get started on the Christmas Tree!!

Cardygirl said... is great seeing all of the different them all! Looking for Christmas scraps as we speak!

Carol said...

What an incredible fun that the fabric choices make the pattern look sooooooooooo different. They are all just wonderful!

Shelley said...

Great job everyone! It so great to see all of the different shapes and patterns that emmerge just by using different colors and prints.

Yay for the Christmas Tree hanging. Can't wait to start!

Julia said...

Wow...what great work the girls did...lovely to see them all.
Julia ♥

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

Great parade! :-) I'd love the rest of the directions for the mini version of the tree~ thanks! :-)

Stephanie said...

Wow! All of the Butter Churns are fantastic and all so unique.

Angie @ CraftedAngles said...

These a great!! I love seeing the various color combinations - great job to all :)

Angie -

Amanda Murphy said...

What a lovely variety of blocks. I love each one. Thanks for sharing!

PaTcHwOrK jEnN said...

thanks so much for hosting. I love seeing all the different personalities in fabric choice.

Gran - Knot-y Embroidery Lady said...

My hat is off to all of you - wonderful, wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

Simone de Klerk said...

Wow, such great quilts! I wasn't really inspired by the pattern, but seeing this, I think I should get started! Very very pretty, all of them!
And our Christmas project looks like lots of fun (o: No waiting for the post to bring the pattern in time ;o)

Suzie said...

A beautiful parade! I just love seeing all the different fabric and color combinations, they're so inspiring. The new projects look pretty, I think I'll make a smalle version like you, have to start looking for my scraps!

Anne Ida said...

Oh, it never stops to amaze me how much difference the choice of fabric makes - the same pattern and all the quilts turn out so different. Thank you for the beautiful parade!

Carrie P. said...

Amazing! Some have even finished them. Great show!
Love your prairie points.

Heckety said...

I started by thinking- Janey Mac! All those Prairie Points!! And then wandered down through all your Quilt Display and thought- well, if this is the sort of beautiful quilts yez all are making, I guess a few puny prairie points are nothing really!!!!
But they are, and the quilts are just lovely, all thoses different colour combinations are really inspiring!!

Messy Karen said...

beautiful parade. and i love the idea of a tiny tree quilt!

Micki said...

I liked seeing all of the variations of the block...such fun!

Vivian said...

This was such an amazing parade! Looking at all the Butter Churns both here and at Sinta's -- what wonderful variations were compiled from all the different fabric choices, color placements and even the finishing choices. This really shows off what quilting is about today.

Fabulous ladies!!!

Millie said...

So many beautiful quilts and they are all so different.

Sinta Renee said...

Fantastic group of quilts! Each one is so unique! They are all so fun- great job & kudos to everyone!

Carol said...

Sherri, I'm interested in the directions for the miniature version of Prairie Point Christmas.

I just love parade day, it's fun to see the same pattern look so different.

vive said...

How many quilts !

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