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Other than my family, the passion of my life is quilting. An eclectic, I love a wide variety of styles and techniques encompassing both machine and hand work. Instagram: lyncc_quilts

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

WIP Wed - 14 Nov 2012 - Let's Get Santa Scooting!



I'm busy at work on the patchwork border for my Once Upon a Star project. 





^ Those are going around this:




And I've started a brand new project!!!  I am so very ready for something NEW! And this is totally new, not from my UFO list.

It's qualified, though. I'm on a serious mission to sew up the 400 Gazillion projects I already have, so I have a strong rule about buying anything outside of what is needed for current projects. But somebody had this totally cool Santa scooter fabric at their Etsy shop when I was purchasing a sweater for our freezing cat, and there's a very special reason why it had to get to our house. So I bought it under strict conditions. The rules: It MUST become its destiny this Christmas; It MUST be used ONLY with existing stash; and the project MUST break a quilting "rule."




So I mulled over a design and then combed through my holiday tub. The black and just a smidge of gold will frame off the scooter fabric and make some other design elements. 



These greens will create a rule-breaking background. The burgundy-red is actually a fine-wale corduroy for the back. Not exactly rule-breaking, but unusual and warm. No way I'd use it if I were going to free-motion quilt this project. But I'm planning simple organic lines with a walking foot for almost all of it, so it should be OK. The metallic gold-gridded black will be used for the binding.

The whole thing on paper is rather reminiscent of Santa's belt and buckle somehow. Just wait 'til you see it in a week.

SOOOOO antsy to get this sewn up!!  :D


Thank you to Lee and this week's host for facilitating this motivational link-up!
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

11 comments:

Stacey Napier said...

I'm intrigued and can't wait to see what you whip up. Good luck!

heather said...

Interesting!
I love the Christmas quilt all together.

Linda said...

That Santa scooter fabric is one of my favorites, and it's getting hard to find (I also bought some on Etsy). I made placemats out of it-- can't wait to see what you do with it!

Shannon said...

I love all those wintery animals on your quilt. Soooo lovely. Can't wait to see it finished.

Kate said...

Wait, wait - a sweater for your cat??
The scooter fabric is awesome - can't wait to see what you come up with!

landscapelady said...

The fabrics on your top photo are making me drool, so nice! I did some of those McKenna Ryan blocks as small wall hangings - doing the whole quilt was to daunting so I admire you for doing it. And can't wait to see what you d with that scooter fabric - awesome!

Karen M said...

The snowy penguin Christmas quilt will look great with those fabrics for its borders. I am visiting from the WIP link, for the first time, and saw on the sidebar of your blog that you are doing a Dear Jane quilt- me too, but it's one of those 10-year projects for me!

Mrs Yoastie said...

Love the scooters.
I am not sure why your fabrics are rule breakers. I clearly haven't read the rule book. :-)

Jill Montgomery said...

Good luck with your borders. Love that scooter fabric!! :)

Nat at Made in Home said...

The scooter fabric is amazing!

Roslyn said...

Love the fabrics in the "Once Upon A Star" project they re yummy?