Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Christmas in July Project

Is it too early to start thinking about Christmas!!  I seem to me moving into a stitching phase, and I've been thinking a lot about doing a redwork project.  I've settled on a pattern called Winter Wonderland.  Country Crafts and Curtains have the patterns on order and I'm starting to prepare a kit box to keep all my supplies in. 


Even though this is an older pattern, I like it because it combines a number of hand stitched blocks as the center, then pieced quilt blocks that surround. I also like this project because I can have blocks at the cottage to work on this summer, and I can have blocks at home to work on.  The tracing of the line images onto the white fabric will be easy with my Frixion pen.

I was Googling images to get some ideas and ran across three different colors of this pattern that have been made up by quilters and pictures posted to online albums. These are really nice, and I notice some nice touches... (ie - the blue crumb catcher on the binding).    They're all gorgeous and I'm really inspired and can't wait to get started. 

It appears I have a decision to make before I move on..... What Color to make?   I wish I had 2 other buddies to make this along with me.  Wouldn't it be fun to see these made up in the 3 colors.  I'll decide in a week or so but I'm leaning toward the blue.  I start stitching on July 1st.    Want to join in on the fun?


 
 

6 comments:

Colleen G said...

Oh, I do love this pattern. I have seen it in both blue and red but not the green you show. And with the little punch of red in the patchwork, it is perfect. Can you tell I love red and green? It's nice to have a little handwork for the cottage.

Mary said...

The blue does look great but I think I like the red/green version best.

Linda said...

Very tempting! I do love the blue one. I will be thinking on it!

Melinda said...

I am working on it in blue. I may be working it it forever but I am still plugging along. A word of advice - don't stitch all the small ones first and leave the large ones to the end. I know this by experience!

K-Swizzie said...

I love it in blue and green!!! I will have to think about ordering that pattern - thanks for sharing :)

Sandra said...

I hadn't even thought of doing it in anything but red... now I will have to rethink this whole thing...I love the other choices!