Rudolph Quilt - Finished!

Finished and gifted and FINALLY a post about it. Sheesh. I know. And there's two more Christmas posts to go. I may finish writing about Christmas before next Christmas.
Rudolph is a book panel from Hobby Lobby last year. The Dude is OBSESSED with Rudolph, so I picked it up with the intention of cutting the "pages" into quilt blocks.
Cheapy book panels? Not printed straight, and therefore not easy to square up. I finally got all twelve "pages" to the same size with minimal skewing, and then realized the quarter yard of red Rudolph fabric would in no way be enough for anything more than cornerstones.
I lucked out and found an online seller who had this red for the borders and backing, and white Rudolph for the sashing.
The quilting is three straight lines through each block. I was going to add more lines through the sashing, but it didn't look right. So I picked them out. Fun.
The binding is a candy cane stripe from Hobby Lobby.
Finished size: 45x55"
The Dude loves it, of course. And even better, he didn't puke on it during the whole Christmas car ride!
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WiP Wednesday/Fifteen Minute Challenge - New Year, New Plan

This year, I'm going to combine posts a little better. I felt like I was writing something almost every day and never had time to schedule finishing posts. {See: Rudolph and the Grinch. Or don't see. Because I haven't written them yet.}
So the Fifteen Minute Challenge will now be a part of my WiP list, since after all, it's a WiP. And I'm going to get back to my original plan - work on something that's been lingering on the Untouched List a bit too long for fifteen minutes every day before starting the rest of my sewing. First up will be Frolicking Pinwheels.
Finished:
Regular Quilts:
Hunter's Star, round two - 39/90
Quilt-Alongs:
Fat Quarter Stars - five blocks behind...sigh...
LQS Saturday Sampler 2011 - 10/12 blocks done - need to do October and December
Quiltville Orca Bay {Skorca!} - final instructions are out and I am busily assembling lots of Ohio Stars. I think I'll need 36 and countless other elements. Yes, I know #3 in the second row is wrong.
Untouched This Week:
Awaiting Quilting:
New Projects: 0
Completed Projects: 2
In Progress: 14

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WiP Wednesday & Fifteen Minute Challenge - Stomach Bug Edition

The Dude had the stomach bug Thursday night, puked all night, and bounced back by Friday afternoon. I had the stomach bug yesterday, puked once, slept for 13 hours, and am barely moving today. I want to be a six-year-old.

But Christmas doesn't care about stomach bugs, so I had to keep working today.

I used my 15 minutes each day to prep the binding for Rudolph and the Grinch. By Sunday it was ready to go and I started alternating 15 minutes of binding with 15 minutes of present wrapping - a good way to do two hated tasks.

Plus it's really nice to have the binding all neatly wound up while sewing it!

Christmas Sewing:
Grinch panel quilt - niece - quilted, half-bound

Rudolph panel quilt - the Dude -quilted, bound & awaiting threads clipped

 
Quilt-Alongs:
Fat Quarter Stars - four blocks behind...sigh...
LQS Saturday Sampler - 10/12 blocks done - need to do October and December
Quiltville Orca Bay {Skorca!} - 50/112 B&W QSTs, 9/36 red strings, 34/175 B&W HST, 32/32 blue squares to become triangles, 4/175 B&W HST with additional triangles
Hunter's Star, round two
No actual sewing progress, but I did cut most of the pieces I still need for the half-blocks.

Untouched This Week:

Awaiting Quilting:
New Projects: 0
Completed Projects: 1
In Progress: 16

Don't check out more at Work in Progress Wednesday - Lee is taking the month off. :) But do check out how others are managing their time at Life in Pieces!

Work in Progress Wednesday - Week 40

It's Christmas. I'm not in panic mode...yet. I actually keep thinking it's the week OF Christmas already - and then I worry that I'm not in panic mode!
Christmas Sewing:
 Grinch panel quilt - niece - basted & half quilted
 Rudolph panel quilt - the Dude - quilted!
Star Wall Hanging - finished top & "hanging" on my design wall 

Quilt-Alongs:

Fat Quarter Stars - three blocks behind, planning a catch-up day! Er, probably in January... 

 LQS Saturday Sampler - November's block done - I really like this one.

Quiltville Orca Bay {Skorca!} - 50/112 B&W QSTs, 9/36 red strings, 34/175 B&W HST, 32/32 blue squares to become triangles

Untouched This Week:
Hunter's Star, round two

Awaiting Quilting:
New Projects: 0
Completed Projects: 1
In Progress: 16
Don't check out more at Work in Progress Wednesday - Lee is taking the month off. :)

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Fifteen Minute Challenge - Week 16

I've spent way more than 15 minutes in the sewing room every day this week - it's Christmas Crunch Time!
Tuesday - basted the Grinch
Wednesday - pieced Rudolph
Thursday-Monday - quilted the Grinch, made doll clothes
Monday - borders on Rudolph
So far the Grinch has diamond cross-hatching. I haven't decided if I want to do a couple of extra lines in there. I think it'll depend on time - I need to get Rudolph basted today so I can quilt while the Dude is at school. Rudolph's quilting will be even simpler than the Grinch's, so if I get done by Friday, I can add lines to the Grinch.
 I tried drawing the extra lines, but, um, I can't draw with a mouse. I think it will look good {with thread} so I hope I have enough time.
I'm going to spend this week's 15 minutes prepping the binding for both of them, so they'll be good to go by next week. Oh, crap, I need to be ready for Christmas by next week! Okay, I need to spend 15 minutes each day ordering presents, and 15 minutes each day baking cookies, and 15 minutes wrapping presents, and...
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