Friday, December 23, 2005


Friday, Dec. 23rd...a gray, rainy morning in my part of WI. Hard to believe we were below zero just a few days ago. Yesterday the temps hit 40 degrees...it felt like spring. Here is another Father Christmas piece I am working on. Originally I had planned a 6 block wall hanging, but after completing 2 blocks, I was satified. I added a narrow border of the black fabric to make it just a bit bigger, and am now piecing the checkboard to go around all four sides. I've photographed it against a piece of red fleece on my ironing board. Actally the red looks pretty good there..but I don't think I would add it. I will be embellishing this one with star buttons for sure, and maybe something else.A couple of questions answered...For quiltpixie..love your suggestions..have no clue what I will do til I begin..*VBG* For Calico Cat..the squares were 1.5", finishing at a 2" four patch, so it wasn't hard to make that black inner border the right size for the checkerboards to come out even. If I had done 6 of the FC's, there would have been 3 different red coats and same with 3 different green ones. Posted by Picasa

10 comments:

Dawn said...

Ok Finn - I thought triangle santas were my favorite. No, no, no - these are the ones I have to make! I LOVE these!

quiltpixie said...

These are wonderful. Lots of opportunity to embellish at the tops of the santa sacks, turning their robes into star covered magi-like gowns, adding fur to the hems of their robes etc. Go wild -- have some fun... Or were you thinking of using the stars for the sky... :-)

I actually love it the way it is, but also love embellishing. Whatever draws your heart I'm sure will look great.

The Calico Cat said...

I like it - it has a round robin effect started. Did you do "math" to get the checkerboard to work so perfectly?

Also what would the other 4 Santas have looked like? (Greens and reds or other colors?)

Tropical Screamer said...

What a lovely quilt Finn.

The checkerboard is amazing.

I hope you're having a nice day.

Aloha,
Darilyn

Carolyn said...

I love these Santas...they look antique and charming! I loved your triangle Santa quilt too. I never pulled out my santa quilt this year...need to go find it! Thanks, Finn!

Joanne said...

Looks like you're having fun today! This will be a cute little quilt when it's done!

Tonya R said...

This is great - you're right, this is a really nice size to leave it. Very graphic checkerboard. Excellent work.

Peggy said...

Merry Christmas my friend!!

susan said...

Merry Christmas, Finn! I have enjoyed getting to know you this year.

The Calico Cat said...

Thanks for the reply - are you replying in blog form now... I am still trying to figureout the ettiquite of blogging....