A Quilting Journey

Christmas Projects and Sampler Update

I was able to work on more of my hst sampler blocks on Sunday.

Block 4 : Friendship Star – another fun and easy nine patch block!

HST 4 -Friendship Star

Block 5 – Shoo Fly – a very traditional quilt block made modern with the fabric selection. I think this block also works well with large prints. I’m drawn to large prints so I’m happy to have a found a couple of blocks to use.

HST 5 – Shoo Fly


Block 6 – Mill Wheel – this was another challenging 16 patch block for me! I applied what I learned while making the morning star block and didn’t have to rip out any stitches — YAY!! I find that pressing my seams open really help me keep the block flat and seams lining up.

What works for you?

HST 6 – Mill Wheel

I love dressing up my dining room table with a quilted table runner! They add quick color and style to my oh so drab table 🙂

My hope/plan is make a few table runners as gifts for family as Christmas gifts this year.

After working on the sampler blocks I was able to make this half hexie Christmas tree table runner for one of my SIL.  I followed this tutorial from MSQC — it was SEW easy to make. I love the fabrics — I used one of the decorative stitches to quilt it — I wanted something to resemble garland hanging on a tree branch. I still need to bind it — I want to have ready to mail by December 1.– at least I’m off to a good start 🙂

2015 Half Hexie Christmas

2015 Half Hexie Christmas

Half Hexie Xmas Tree CU

Half Hexie Xmas Tree CU

Half Hexie Xmas Tree Runner

Until next time live love and sew!


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