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WIP Wednesday: Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

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A little unseasonable snow this morning can’t hurt as I continue this Christmas sewing.  We heard there could be flurries, but it really was surprising to look outside this morning.

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Even before there was a trace of snow, I got back to work on my Christmas version of Oh My Stars, the quilt along from Sheila at Thought and Found from two years ago.  Obviously, I didn’t quilt along very well with everyone else.  I got so behind that I put it away, and I really fell out of love with the project.  I’m sure seeing Jaye’s beautiful version progress this past year has spurred me on, and I put it on my Getting It Done List for this month, so that I will have something to use come December.  I hate UFOs!  When I got this back out, it was so stale, some blocks were made, some pieces were cut, but I had no idea what or why, or where I was going next with it.

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I made a few more 12″ blocks and fiddled with other things while I got back in the mood.

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My fabrics have large-scale prints, so I never intended to make all the very detailed versions that are offered in this project.  I chose 3-4 of the simplest patterns to show off the fabrics, which I love.  Here are some 8″ blocks.

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And some more.

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And some more.

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And here are my 4″ blocks.  Do they look more like gorgeous mixers?  I took yesterday off and DH and I went on a leaf drive that included a visit to the KitchenAid Experience in Greenville, OH.  They offer factory tours and cooking demos, but not while we were there.  It was a quilter’s dream of color.  They have good deals on refurbished mixers and blenders, too.  If I didn’t already have a (white) mixer, I know DH would have bought me one, he was so taken with the colors.  So I still need to make the many little blocks.  I doodled possible layouts for the quilt while waiting for dinner.

I hope you’re playing with fabric.  Or colorful mixers.

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I’m linking up with WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.

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Author: Valerie

I'm Valerie, also known as Scooquilt. I am passionate about fabric and quilting. My quilts are colorful and modern, but grounded in traditional blocks. My degrees are in Fine Arts and Education. I'm retired from teaching and trying to quilt daily. Reading, gardening, and cats are also important to me.

3 thoughts on “WIP Wednesday: Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

  1. I love love love my kitchen aid mixer!!! Your stars are beautiful!

  2. I love the Kitchen Aid mixer colors – you are completely right – they are so inspiring! Mine is just a boring stainless. Stopping by from WIP Wednesday.

  3. Oh wow, I am feeling in a more festive mood just from reading your blog post! Snow already! :O And those blocks are wonderful. 🙂

    We have a red mixer, but had I known there was an aqua one, I might have pushed for that! 😉

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