Quilting and Stuff by Knitnoid

Category Archives: Christmas Bom

What’s On My Design Wall

Yesterday I put my Star-A-Day blocks up on the wall just so it wouldn’t be empty this week. Not that I didn’t work on other things last week (Scrappy Trips and “matching” pillowcase). Since the first of the month I’ve completed 8 new stars. I think I need to kick it in gear since I would like to make about 45 this month.


On the ironing board is Jared Takes A Wife.  I’m off to quilt it later this morning.


The Christmas BOM is the big news.  Saturday I got the borders on the quilt!  I’ve found the backing fabric in my stash.  Now I just have to figure out how I’m going to quilt it and what color thread to use. Needless to say, this quilt top is going to have to age a bit.


See what others have been up to by following the links over at Patchwork Times.

Time to Decide on the Borders



I took some liberties with the snowmen and declared the block finished.  Now the center of the quilt is done and it’s time to figure out what to do about the border.

Right now the top measures roughly 48″ x 64″, which I suppose is a good size for a throw, but I have another Christmas quilt top that is 51″ x 59″, so I think I want it larger.  The pattern was shown in three sizes:

  • Small –  58″ x 74″ with a 1-1/2″ white spacer border followed by a 3-1/2″ border from what appears to be a woven plaid and heart
  • Full – 70″ x 86″ which then adds a 6″ white border with appliqued holly leaves, stars and hearts
  • Queen – 86″ x 102″ same as above with a final 8″ border in a green gingham

The small size is roughly where I’d like to finish up — maybe a bit bigger at 60 x 76 — so perhaps the 1-1/2″ spacer and then a 4-1/2″ print — but which one?



Maybe I need to see what I can find in my stash for the spacer and go from there.





The Christmas BOM



Earlier this week Shelly over at Prairie Moon Quilts issued a Procrastination Challenge. Pick something you’ve been putting off and move forward with it.  Well, this quilt fits the bill.  Currently it is my oldest UFO.  It’s been on my list to work on for at least two years. A couple of years ago I made significant progress on it and then there were two blocks left to do — Santa in his sleigh and the snowmen family.  As you can see the sleigh is completed.  The snowmen family still needs a bit of hand work done on it.

Although this quilt is on my list to work on this year, it wasn’t what I was planning on doing first. I’ll give it until this weekend, then get onto those things I need to get done this month.  But even if I don’t get the top finished this week, it has been “moved forward”.  Thanks, Shelly.