Monday, January 11, 2010

A Glance at My Christmas Swap top

Maureen recommended a book called "A Single Thread" by Marie Bostwick. It is a fabulous book! From there I follow Marie's website and joined in on the forum "Quilting Stuff" where Maureen started a Christmas block swap with the author. What great fun!  Books and Quilting....  =)
My block is the nutcracker. Here is the top so far. I need to fix row 4; it's a little off and then sew them together. Next I will add borders. I'm thinking  a small in green or black then a large in red/cream check.
The small 4" squares are little Christmas blocks from Craft and Bits when Maureen, Pam and I went roaming for the afternoon. She kept sneaking items of FABRIC into my basket because I wasnt allowed to leave with nothing.  Thanks Maureen! These worked out lovely.



  1. This is looking so clean and crisp. Your blocks are just going to pop when they get quilted. Nice setting for exchange blocks. cw

  2. Hahaha! Better in your basket than mine..I had enough!! This is turning out just beautifully. I love it all on the white background. I cannot wait to see it with the borders now!!

  3. Love it -and putting the nutcracker in the middle is awesome - love that block!

  4. Love the quilt. The little squares are a great idea

    Love and hugs Gina xxx

  5. LOVE IT!!! Looks great!!! Hooray for you!

  6. Wow! Looks fantastic!! Mine are not put together yet. My good friend is moving from VA to SC and I'm working on a signature quilt for her. Once she moves, I'll get her friends here to sign and then I'll quilt it. Hopefully, can get it all finished and mail it to her for her birthday in late April.

    Then I can work on the Christmas one.

  7. Wow, Shellie,
    Your quilt looks wonderful. I love the little blocks in the middle of your alternating blocks, too. What a neat idea.