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October 3, 2011

Christmas Sampler Quilt-Along

I love Christmas. Almost TOO much. I'm so desperate for it to be here, that I started listening to my Nat King Cole Christmas CD earlier while I was sewing. And every year, come November 1st, I want to start watching Elf. We watch a movie before bed almost every night, so here's a little bit about how that conversation with the hubs goes every single year...

Nov 1st:
Ray - "What movie do you wanna watch?"
Me - "I wanna watch Elf."
Ray - "No babe! It's only November 1st, and we're gonna get burnt out on Christmas movies if we start this early."
Me - "Fine." *sulks*

Nov 16th:
Ray - "What movie do you wanna watch?"
Me - "It's my birthday, and I demand to watch Elf."
Ray - *Sighs and rolls eyes* "Okay...go put it in."
Me - *does victory dance all the way to the DVD player* help me pass the time this year, I'm participating in Sara's awesome 12 Days of Christmas Sampler Quilt Along! Twelve bloggers will be creating a unique 12.5" Christmas-themed block and preparing a tutorial to go along with it. The block instructions, available on each designers' blog, will be spread over a 6-week period, giving you plenty of time to join in! If you decide to quilt along with us, at the end of the 6 weeks, you will have a completed Christmas quilt top!

If you are planning on joining, the quilt top will require 12 fat quarters, or 1 layer cake. In addition to that, you will need approximately 1-1/2 yard of solid fabric for the sashing.

Here is the schedule for each of the 12 blocks; on the respective date, you will be able to find the block/tutorial on the specified blog.

Oct 25 - Julianna @ Projektownia Jednoiglec
Oct 27 - Sara @ Sew Sweetness
Nov 1 - Kaelin @ The Plaid Scottie
Nov 3 - Jennie @ Clover and Violet
Nov 8 - Elizabeth @ Don't Call Me Betsy
Nov 10 - Riel @ The Q and the U
Nov 15 - Jennifer @ Ellison Lane Quilts
Nov 17 - Lindsay @ Lindsay Sews
Nov 22 - Jessica @ SewCraftyJess 
Nov 23 - Sarah @ Fairy Face Designs
Nov 29 - Heather & Megan @ Quilt Story
Dec 1 - Kim @ My Go Go Life


  1. Elf is so brilliant! I befriended 'him' on facebook just to get updates of quotes from the film! So funny :)

  2. I love Elf! It is one of my favorites too. The seen when they are singing in the locker room is my favorite. It can be watched all year round!

  3. I love Christmas too! So much so, that I haven't stopped singing or whistling Christmas music from last year. My hubby has gotten used to it (and has politely asked me to do Christmas music from Nov. 1 to December 31.) I try, but it doesn't always work.

    I like the Elf movie too. I have a bunch of Christmas movies that I watch every year. Including the Santa Clause 1, 2, & 3.

    I am participating in this quilt a long too.

  4. I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE Christmas sooooo much. Thank goodness I am not the only one. Trying to decide whether to do QAL. Working out a potential Christmas palette. Of course this makes me want to redo all my decorations and stockings...ha!


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