Monday, March 7, 2011

Design Wall Monday Christmas

This is what is on my Design Wall this Monday morning.  This project is called Old Saint Nick.  The redwork Santa has been stitched for awhile - ok for several years.  The inside checkerboard border has been attached, too.  But for some reason I worked a little on the triangle border and then I would put it back into a baggie and just couldn't seem to get past it.  After working on another project with similar borders and seeing how close I was to finishing this project, I was able to put the outside pieced border on this wall hanging and finish the top.   I know it is still a UFO, but I think anything that you can do toward moving a project from one step of the process along toward completion and a finish is going in the right direction.  
Here is the magazine that contains the pattern: Quilt It for Christmas by Quilter's Newsletter.  Taking it out of the bag and paging through it was just like going to the store and buying a new magazine.  I'll just be honest about the magazine.  It is from 2000, so it is far from a new magazine.
Thanks for Judy L. for hosting Design Wall Monday. 

I hope all of you are finding some time to do some stitching today and that you are moving some of your UFOs toward a finish.  Have a nice day! 

17 comments:

blauraute said...

Dear LuAnn,
after christmas is before christmas. Your Santa quilt is so wonderful. Nice to see the checkerboard border!!!
Have a nice day in your sewing room
Roswitha

Quilter Kathy said...

I love the redwork project! And I totally agree...anything done to move the project towards completion is a good thing!

Chris said...

Sweet quilt. It is so nice to get a UFO done to enjoy :)

Quiet Quilter said...

Like the Santa...and the fact you can still find him after several years, as well as the magazine...guess you kept it all together....

Marti said...

That is a beauty. I love anything embroidered within a quilt, and especially redwork.

Connie said...

Beautiful redwork and quilt! I bet you get it done by Christmas and then it won't be a UFO anymore.

Editfolt said...

Very nice
It is a pity that we do not have such a good quilting books.

Kris said...

I love redwork. Red and white are one of my favorite combos. Your quilt is really pretty. Glad you were able to work out your border issues.

scraphappy said...

Congratulations on making great progress. Moving any project along to the next step is always such a huge accomplishment. It will be finished before you know it. re

Karen said...

You sure are moving in the right direction! Looks wonderful and I LOVE the checkerboard border.

ranette said...

Oh boy I do love a cute red and white quilt! I also love the border treatments...great little quilt LuAnn!

Staci said...

What a great Santa! I love Santas, and he's a really special one, I'm glad you brought him out to work on again.

Cardygirl said...

Looks great!

Christy said...

I love how the border adds so much to the quilt. Isn't it satisfying to work - even if it's just a bit - on a project that's been languishing for a while?

Mama Pea said...

Great job! You are right, any steps you take toward moving to completion are great! They help you get forward momentum! It looks fantastic. I love all the redowrk!

quilter74 said...

Hi,I'm Claudia from Italy.Do you know where I can find this redwork pattern?I'm very interested.
quiltedheaven@gmail.com
Thank you,Claudia.

Teresa said...

Cute quilt with beautiful borders!

In stitches,
Teresa :o)

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