Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Holiday sewing - Building Blocks Tuesday

Vintage Holiday Block

Whoa, slow down there!  It's already the 2nd week of December.  How did that happen?  I feel like I just stepped off a plane from Thanksgiving, and like Christmas is tomorrow.  I haven't really started shopping and my tree is only half way up, BUT I did start some holiday sewing, so THAT is something.  I've been making some more of these Vintage Holiday blocks.  My plan is to make them into placemats this time instead of a full quilt.

This pic is from the quilt I made a couple of years ago.  All my new blocks are currently under a large blanket of plastic.  We started re-piping our house yesterday, yikes!  I didn't realize that the plumbers were going to be cutting holes in the house, literally everywhere, looking for stray pipes.  My sewing area is in a corner of the garage, but just close enough to get thoroughly covered in the dust from the construction.  The guys were nice enough to put plastic over my machine, table, and of course all my glorious fabric.  But it might be a day or two before I can uncover it again and get back to work.  What's that saying, "Oy vey".

What blocks have you working on this week?  I would love to see.  Link up your fabulous blocks.  You put a lot of hard work into them - show them off!  This free linky will stay open until the first Monday of next month, but I will repost it every Tuesday until a new month starts.

Quilter in the Closet


1) Please link up only to the page in your blog showing your wonderful blocks, not just the blog homepage.  Flickr pictures are also OK.
2) Make sure to put your blog name as the description so people know where they are going or the name of your block!
3) Please grab my button and post it in your blog post or sidebar.
4) Visit other linky participants!

Thanks for reading!



  1. Hi! No block-making this week - I'm just a quilting demon at the moment, desperately trying to get one Christmas quilt's FMQ finished so I can also get a second one finished by Christmas Day

  2. What a cute ornament block. Love it! I just found your link party, thanks for hosting!

  3. this will make lovely Christmas table mats, rather you than me having the "search for a pipe men " in the house!

  4. patting myself on the back have added a block to the link!!


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