Saturday, 1 October 2011

Tis the Season...........

Yesterday was a sewing day..............weeks ago I had planned a day with a couple of friends............I knew I had this week off work and it is school holidays so perfect...........no matter what I was going to fit it in somehow..............champagne, yummy lunch, chatter with friends - talk about recharging the mind..........perfect.........
finally we got into some sewing.............
as the deadline was looming I set to work on the Tis the Season..........by Natalie Bird.....
this is my label block.........
quilted in the ditch around the white stitchery blocks.........
preparing the binding..............
The fabrics I used are Robert Kaufman - Sparkle All the Way
finished the binding just before midnight....(deadline 3oth Sept)........had a few of the quilting threads to fix up this morning............So pleased to have this done..........
The Stitch-a-long blog is very busy.................heaps of posts yesterday and today so head over and check it out.............there is also a slide show on the left sidebar where I keep adding finished quilts............
My favourite block...........
Can't wait to hang this one up for Christmas..........
Catch you later..............
Chookyblue

44 comments:

  1. Wel done Chooky this looks just fabulous and very bright and cheery will look great at Christmas time

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  2. I like it, well done Chook.

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  3. Well done with the finish... such happy colours.... roll on Christmas now...
    Hugz

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  4. well done with the finish - great colours - love it!

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  5. Tah Da! Great to see you Finish.. I see You Cracked the Whip on Yourself..lol
    Love the Fabrics.
    cheers

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  6. yipee a great finish Chooky,it looks fantastic,well done

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  7. yipee a great finish Chooky,it looks fantastic,well done

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  8. Knew you would do it! Great work, chooky :)

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  9. Good Girl! So nice to achieve!
    Hugs - Lurline♥

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  10. Looks great Chooky :) Hugs Vicki x

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  11. A pinch and a punch...you're finished! Woohoooo...love it Chooky, it is just beautiful!

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  12. It looks lovely, Christmas can start now..

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  13. Congratulations on finishing - just in the nick of time - but then considering "The Cows" you have done so well!! Love the fabrics.

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  14. Looks great Chooky...I'll have to do a xmas quilt some day...Have my retreat finished, waiting on to lounge...will have to have a girly day!!!
    Cheers Nic

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  15. Wow! So bright and beautiful quilt!
    Congratulations with your finish!

    Hugs,
    Tatyana

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  16. Buggar, forgot to do a label for my quilt. One (that would be Helen) would say, 'it's not finished until the label goes on' Lovely quilt Chooky.

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  17. It looks great! I love to find out which blocks people loved the best!

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  18. Congratulations on getting it done! I've started a couple of blocks myself- but have no dealine.... (Christmas comes every year....) Love your new banner!

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  19. this look beautifull, i love the fabric,

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  20. Looks fantastic! Love your choice of fabric. Christmas will be here before you know it!

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  21. Looks great....also pleased you had a lovely sewing day with friends, some of whom I probably know???...glad you met THE deadline.....phew....won't need to give the whip to Fairygirl!!!

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  22. Fantastic Chooky - what a great motivator you are.

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  23. Wow Chooky, your quilt looks so good....just love the fabric...three cheers to you my gorgeous friend....xxx

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  24. A lovely quilt finished - love the modern Christmas fabrics!

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  25. Congratulations on your finish - and all the organisation! The Christmas trees are in the shops so maybe you can hang it soon.......

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  26. It looks beautiful Chooky!!
    I love the choice in fabrics!!!

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  27. Your quilt is awesome.. Just imagine what all the houses are going to look like with their quilts up...

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  28. Well done!! Love the colours, you have done very well. Go girl!

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  29. Well done and love your new header!

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  30. Great job on your TTS. There is so many out there and it is so nice to see all the diffrent colours. Well done chooky for organising TTS stitch along.

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  31. Congratulations. Looks fantastic.

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  32. Well done About time you put the champagne down and did some work lol.

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  33. Well done, Chooky ..... well done!

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  34. I love it Chooky. It really says Christmas. It will be here before we know it.

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  35. p.s. you made a spelling mistake on the "first" square in "peace"

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  36. It's a beautiful eye-popper, Chookyblue! Quite the Christmas stunner! :-)
    Hugs
    Jenny
    xx

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  37. well done this is adorable! I would want to hang it up now who cares Christmas is 3 months away!!!!
    Kathie

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  38. Hello!
    I stopped over from
    Sue's place in the Sun~
    I saw your profile pic by your name & "LOVE" Rooster's!
    Saw your cute blue embrod one :)
    Enjoyed my visit :)
    Blessings~
    Lori

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  39. Great finish...great quilt. You put me in the Christmas mood.

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  40. So glad you got to have a sewing day! The quilt looks great!

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