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Tuesday, 8 January 2013

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...again!

We do not have a Christmas quilt.

I was, and remain, quite sad about that.  So as soon as an email from Fat Quarter Shop came through between Christmas and New Year tempting me with half price Cherry Christmas, I was there...


I have some yardage already, I used some for the Sizzix hexie-pillows and coasters but didn't have enough for anything substantial.

So with charm packs only $5 each, I bagged 4 and then popped a little Sew Stitchy and Chicopee yardage into the cart too, just to fill the envelope you understand. 

Actually I have plans for the Sew Stitchy already - all part of the master plan, to use up my hoarded lovelies.  OK, buying more fabric is a little radical, but it will work, in the long run, more is less!

And in a bid to not go into a total pre-Christmas meltdown (again), I am aiming to get this one made before the end of June - and I trust that you will remind me of such a bold statement.

Right, I'm off to finish the last 6 blocks of my #scrappytripalong, it's all go go go round here!

22 comments:

  1. i bought a pile of cherry christmas from julie at intrepid thread and from gather here on etsy. i can't wait and i will hold you to the june deadline if you hold me to it as well! ;)

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  2. Excellent plan, here's to a stress free December!

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  3. Good Luck - my Christmas quilt didn't get finished. I kind of thought it would be weird to do it now. But your idea of getting a jump start to beat the frazzle makes sense. Oh and I hope the customs charges didn't sting too much on your haul. (I tell myself I don't want the charges to I won't get tempted any time soon ;-)

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  4. Ha- you AND Susan! Great minds think alike, as they say! Look out, it will be June before you know it!

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  5. Uh huh, adding is totally going to reduce your stash... ;o)

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  6. I was so so so tempted by that offer....I still haven't brought any cherry Christmas, just a few scraps I was gifted and one fq I must get some charms before they go!

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  7. Nice haul of fabric and how clever to buy more to use more! Have fun with your lovelies. Di x

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  8. Great Xmas fabric but OMG DO NOT want to think about that just yet! xx

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  9. Lol you sound like me adding to your stash in order to reduce it! I'm working on Christmas too! I'll remind in June to start your Christmas meltdown early!

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  10. Christmas!!! Have to say, I made my Christmas quilt last year and never put it away, it stays out all year!

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  11. Bargain! You'd be mad not to! Jxo

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  12. I bought some Christmas at FQS too! Jingle bells...anyone?

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  13. I just saw that Christmas fabric on Susan's blog, did you too conspire? I have a bundle of Blitzen that I had no time so maybe I will join you in the Christmas quilt by June plan.

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  14. Grrrr, for a minute I thought that it was December 2013, I was trying to figure out where the year went. But phew! I then realised you snagged a bargain good work Hadley.

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  15. I look forward to seeing the finished quilt at the Fat Quarterly retreat. :)

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  16. Ha, ha, you're mad, is this going to be one of those tomorrow projects, and then it's December, and you'll be finishing it in a rush? ; ). What's the plan with the Sew Stitchy, I have a jelly roll and some FQ's, and it's so lovely, I can't decide what to do with it (toooo many ideas). : ). Ange

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  17. I've got a cherry christmas quilt still to finish from last christmas, thanks to a grumbling sewing machine. Let's see which if us finishes first!! :-)

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  18. Oh exciting....cant wait to see this one finished!

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  19. Good plan for making the Christmas quilt - I've been going to make one for at least two years now and I haven't even started cutting!!

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  20. You are so right envelopes are made to be filled :)

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  21. What a steal! You couldn't resist, could you?

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