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The quilt in the header is made from a Cheri Payne pattern called "Twelve Days of Christmas"..

Saturday, July 9, 2011

JULY CHRISTMAS QUILT-ALONG

It's the second Saturday in July.  Time for this month's Christmas Quilt-Along.  This time round I am not doing a specific Christmas design quilt.  I am working on a queen size quilt that will potentially be a Christmas gift.  It is a lighter quilt than I normally do.  A somewhat pastel look but more to the darker side of pastel.  Here are the fabrics I cut with the exception of the lighter tone on tone polka dot I chose for background.
The quilt pattern I am using is called "Monet Wedding Ring" and is in a book by Judy Martin titled "Scraps".  The one I am making is shown on the cover on the upper left side.
I spent parts of three days this past week cutting out parts for the blocks and then finished the last of the background fabric cutting this morning.  The design is formed with two different pieced blocks and one plain background block.  I made a sample this morning of each of the pieced blocks and am showing you those now.
It doesn't look like much yet but at least I am sure the parts are cut to the correct size.  Now I can start zipping them through the sewing machine.

For information on the Christmas Quilt-Along which takes place once each month, click on the Christmas tree on the right side of my blog.

Back later with my progress.

Karen

33 comments:

  1. Beautiful fabric and block. Looks like you are working with lots of small pieces.

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  3. What lovely fabrics... and that's a cool quilt pattern! Looking forward to watching your progress!

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  4. What a neat pattern! I love the fabrics you chose! Just my style! :o)

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  5. Interesting pattern, it will be fun to see this together. I browsed you blog and just enjoy your prim designs.

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  6. At least you stayed on the darker side of pastel. I think it will be wonderful put together. I never would have thought by looking at the finished quilt that there would be so many small pieces.

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  7. I think this is going to be absolutely stunning.

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  8. What a different take on the traditional double wedding ring. Beautiful fabric choices. Will follow your progress with great interest.

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  9. Very nice color palette. Cannot wait to see more of it.

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  10. I call those "dusty" pastels. Your selection will make a lovely quilt.

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  11. Looks pretty so far! Love your fabrics!
    xx, shell

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  12. Oh..you have whetted my appetite to see more!! That looks wonderful!!

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  13. Oh my! That is going to be beautiful, Karen!

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  14. thats going to be a beautiful quilt
    nice fabrics, sometimes its just fun working with a different color palette. isn't it? what a wonderful gift!
    Kathie

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  15. What a great looking block!! I'm looking forward to seeing it in your fabrics :o)

    Crispy

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  16. I love Judy Martin books, but don't have that one. This intrigues me! Will these blocks actually give the impression of a wedding ring quilt? Beautiful, romantic fabrics you have selected.

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  17. I have been enjoying your blog and quilts this morning..cheers

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  18. Wonderful fabrics for this interesting project Karen! That looks like a Wedding Ring I could handle in a big way!!! lol! I'm thinking I am going to have to go and look for that book!!
    Your start on the blocks look great! I look forward to seeing more! 8-)

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  19. Beautiful fabrics.That book looks wonderful.I`ll looking forward your progress.

    Happy quilting and week!!

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  20. It is going to be a great quilt. It is fascinating how the pattern looks circular far away.

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  21. Hi Karen,
    Your new project looks lovely. The fabrics are really pretty.

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  22. Oh wow! I love that quilt pattern. It will be so awesome.

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  23. Love the scrappy look already!

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  24. Yummy fabrics! Can't wait to see the progress of this one, too!!

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  25. That book looks like so much fun. Your quilt is going to be lovely.

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  26. Hello Karen, thank you for visiting my blog and comment on it. I was curious about your blog and decided to follow it. I specially like your Let it Snow quilt. Can you tell me where I can get the pattern?

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  27. Oh its going to be beautiful!!!!! love the pattern!

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  28. Beautiful fabric! I'm looking foreward to see moore of your new quilt. Take care !

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  29. Someone is going to be very thrilled with this xmas gift! Beautiful fabric choices for a fun pattern.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  30. About four years ago, I did Monet's Wedding Ring quilt as a wedding present for my son. It was all scrap with the same background. Went together with no problems. It will be beautiful when you get it done.

    Just came acrossed your blog - enjoyed reading it and will bookmark it.

    Robert Kent, in (hot and wet) northern Iowa.

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  31. Monet's Wedding Ring is one of my favorite Judy Martin quilts. I'll enjoy watching your progress on this quilt. Love your fabric choices for it.

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  32. Wow...this is an ambitious project, but a gorgeous one!

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