Sunday, December 20, 2015

Hack-Hack- Hacking Away.....

I bet a few of you have wondered if I have fallen off the face of the earth. No not quite, but I have been hack, hack, hacking away. I have the mother of all colds.... currently going on week three with the crud. I've never been so worn out from coughing... when I'm not hacking away, I'm sleeping in my comfy chair. But the huge problem is, I have tons to do! Christmas is only a few days away!  Today I actually woke up feeling like I could actually get something done and join the living again! So I'm trying to play catch up. Let's see how much I actually get done...

I have received many emails on the 'December' blocks for the quilt. There are no December blocks. What is written on the layout for December are long rectangle sections on the quilt. Here is what my thought was at the time.... I left these spaces for you if you want to personalize your 'Favorite Things' quilt. You can embroider in these areas a favorite quote. You can embroider words you live by.... special quilting can be done in these areas. Whatever your heart desires. I left these areas plain on my quilt. So I left December pretty 'free' so that you can have time to piece your quilt together and quilt it if you want to have it done for a Christmas gift. I hope that you have had time to piece the quilt together. Here are some photos of when I worked on the border pieces on my quilt.

sewing corner to corner....

My stack of squares... trimmed up. Do I keep the trimmed off pieces?

Sewing corner to corner on the opposite sides.

 Please continue to post your finished blocks and quilt tops to the Quilt Doodle BOM flickr group.  You can post any pictures of past blocks if you are playing catch up. You can also post pictures if you are working on the square in a square blocks that surround each month's blocks. The directions can be found on Craftsy and also my website for free. (Links are below)

If you missed any of the blocks they can be found in my Etsy store for a small fee.
A printable supply list can be found HERE!

Cutting instructions and quilt construction for the quilt can be found HERE!

There will be a blog hop in January to show off our quilts. (They don't have to be quilted to show them off) Please email me your blog url, name, blog name if you would like to participate in the January blog hop.
Let's have some quilty fun!
Happy quilting,



  1. I hope you're feeling better soon, Polly. Have a lovely Christmas. Christine xx

  2. If the coughing persists, have a dr check for whooping cough. My sister had the same cough only to later be diagnosed with whooping cough. She started meds and got better fast. Apparently the vaccination we had as children wears off and they are recommending another dose to many...I've had mine! Good luck. Hope you feel better soon so you can enjoy a Merry Christmas!

  3. I hear ya! We've had it too. Hope you are feeling better soon.

  4. The blocks on Flikr are all so fun and beautiful!
    I'm glad to hear you are feeling a bit better. Hope this continues on to feeling "great"! Thank you for a year full of inspiration. Merry Christmas!

  5. Don't overdo so that you have a relapse! Thanks again for the beautiful quilt pattern! I'm so looking forward to next years BOM!! Have a wonderful Christmas!