Tuesday, February 14, 2017

I'm Still Here....

I've been slowly plugging away on my Celtic (Christmas) Solstice top. All of the reverse sewing has been completed and the top is loaded on the quilting machine--yay! 
The quilt is so enormous! I have the sides folded in to fit it on my machine--my table is only 10 feet or so long. I will turn the quilt when I get to the end so I can finish the side borders. I hope it works out--I've never run into this situation before! 

This started out as a stash burner to use up old Christmas fabrics, but I quickly ran out of those, so there's a bit of everything in here as long as the colors worked. 

I'm actually kind of procrastinating now as I decided what all over design to use. It won't show up much since there is so much scrappiness, just some texture. Hopefully I'll make a decision soon, so I can go onto other things---lol!

Linking with Scraptastic Tuesday HERE 

20 comments:

  1. Great quilt. I sold my longarm a year ago so no longer have it, but it was 10'. I never thought of doing a larger quilt this way. I once loaded a quilt that maxed out the rollers and I was nervous how it would quilt.

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  2. Love the color combination you chose!

    My Carolina Christmas top is hanging in a closet, patiently waiting to be quilted.

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  3. Such a beautiful quilt--nice that you have that longarm quilter to take care of the large pieces. I can no longer make large quilts as pulling them through the machine is too difficult. And hand quilting turns out to be hard on my left hand, too. (Woe is moi hahaha)
    So, smaller projects will be in my future...manageable ones. Quite a change for a gal who once said "only bed quilts work for me!"--I do enjoy seeing your quilts emerge--just lovely hugs, Julierose

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  4. This quilt is so beautiful. You will love having it all done and ready for next Christmas. You'll enjoy having it on your bed to celebrate the season.

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  5. Great quilt and good way to use up those Christmas fabrics - BH quilts are always enormous! Surely a holly leaf or another christmas themed panto are way to go!

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  6. Wow Karen this is such a beautiful quilt and I hope you get your decision made and get it quilted. Good luck with it! Christine x

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  7. The colors are fantastic! and make me think of an old fashioned Christmas!

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  8. It turned out great, Karen! It's so pretty in Christmas colours. Well, really, I've liked every one of these I've seen. Good luck with the quilting!

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  9. It looks fabulous!! I love all that scrappiness. I hope all goes well with quilting it :0)

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  10. Wow what an awesome quilt! It glows and say's "Welcome Christmas".............good luck with the quilting design choice, sometimes that gets me stuck too!

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  11. You've done a beautiful job with color placement. It is a very inviting Christmas quilt.
    Good luck choosing the quilting design--sometimes the hardest part. : )

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  12. Good luck with the quilting - I'm sure it will be worth it as it looks such a beauty! Thanks for linking up with #scraptastictuesday

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  13. I think it looks wonderful and including all types of fabrics has really added to making it very interesting. Good luck with the quilting.

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  14. It's looking beautiful! Hope your plan works for the quilting. I'm not sure what I would do with a quilt to be big for my machine table.

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  15. Your top is Gorgeous Karen!
    I hope you decide on a design soon.
    Looking forward to seeing your finished quilt!
    Happy Stitching!

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  16. It works beautifully as a Christmas quilt! Those little blue pinwheels even look like ice crystals!
    Gorgeous!

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