No Blocks This Month For Me, But I Finished a Top!

Posted by on December 19, 2012 in show and tell | 4 comments

I really do like this month’s block but life has been way too complicated to get any done.  Christmas sewing….I put it off too long…started Saturday (!!!).  I had on my list a quit for my grand nephew, Remi, the cutest ringbearer that ever was.  Remi just turned 5 and loves Thomas the Train (and anything train), so when I saw 2 FQ stacks of Thomas and Friends fabric on clearance this summer, I bought them.  I decided the prints were mostly too large to cut up to make blocks so they needed to be the back for his quilt.  And the 9-Patch Plaid blocks I won last spring would make a good top.  I bought solid navy and solid red for sashings, cornerstones and setting triangles so i could set on point.  Then life got crazy and it went no further.  I finally got a little motivated to get Christmas sewing going just last week.  When I looked at the blocks again I decided the solid sashings were too boring and on-point setting would take too much time. I found a piece of ABC123 fabric with a yellow background and there was just enough for sashings and borders.  I used some of the solid red for cornerstones, a narrow inner border and to make binding.  Last night I finished the top and started on the back and found the FQ”s I had would not make a big enough back. So I went online and found some Thomas and Friends fabric to add to it and ordered 2 yards to be sure I have plenty.  Since Remi and his mom will be coming up on January 4, I hope the fabric will be here by the time we come home from our post Christmas trip to KY (arriving home Jan 1) and I can get his quilt finished.  The best thing about owning a longarm is I will be able to quilt this in a matter of just 2-3 hours.

Remi's quilt Top: 9-Patch plaid.RQT close-up



  1. Isn’t amazing how the fabric that you add to ANY set of blocks can take it in an entirely new direction? I love the bright sashings … and can’t wait to see the finished quilt? Maybe a photo with the cutest ring bearer that ever was?

  2. What a great quilt! And it’ll age well, won’t be too “young’ for him as he gets older.

  3. This is wonderful. I love seeing the finished tops and quilts from blocks won.

  4. It looks terrific! He is going to love both sides of this one.

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