Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Deckade the Halls Update

I am scurrying to catch up on the postings for the Deckade the Halls quilt-along.  I treated myself to a sewing session working on step #7, while I watched Bonnie Hunter's Quiltcam. If you are a fellow quilting addict, you will totally understand why this is so enjoyable!
I decided to cut all the pieces and sew one wreath at a time, instead of strip piecing each block component three times. I felt much happier working this way, although it took a little figuring to get the instructions re-organized in my mind in order to sew this way.


This is my sewing table with one block's pieces on the cutting mat to the left, one block being sewn beside the machine, and the red spool leader/ender blocks waiting to go under the needle between pieces as needed.


Aren't these wreaths adorable?
I couldn't decide if I like the bows at the top of the block or the bottom? To see more Deckade the Halls blocks, visit the Flickr group.

The last blocks will be posted at the beginning of September, so I have one more week to finish step #8 (which are the tree blocks).

Thanks again to the Fat Quarter Shop for this wonderful (free!) quilt project!

10 comments:

  1. What cute wreaths! It's been fun watching your progress on this quilt.

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  2. Awwwww... those wreaths are simply adorable!!! I love to go to town chain-piecing a project, but sometimes you just have to be more detailed. Your wreaths are worth it :*)

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  3. You are so right... the wreaths are adorable!!!

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  4. Love the wreaths. I'm a "bows on the bottom" gal, myself, but whatever floats your boat! : )

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  5. Your wreaths are beautiful. Well done! I have been watching Deckade from afar...maybe some day I'll make it! Good for you for keeping up!

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  6. Love those wreaths. I'm a bow at the bottom or side kind of person. Yikes, I can't believe this one is almost done... I wonder if I could start and catch up by the end of September????

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  7. great wreaths and they will look wonderful at Christmas

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  8. Very cool, this looks like lots of fun! Yet another tempting project!!

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  9. Love your wreaths! Very pretty.

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  10. I like the wreaths and YES, I understand the NEED to watch Bonnie's QuiltCam. I couldn't get it on my Kindle at the Fair :(

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