Let’s change gears, Halloween to Christmas! Last year I spent a great deal of time working on my Vintage Christmas Sampler, but I never finished it. Life happened, finishing up Christmas gifts happened, ok, and a whole bunch of other excuses too. Well, this year I am starting in October but I have made a couple of changes.
My original plan was to do a 4 x 5 block layout with sashing and a border to make the quilt on the larger side.
I decided that I would like to do an on point layout. This meant I would need to eliminate 2 blocks, so I easily chose the 2 directional blocks and I’m thinking of turning those into a wall hanging. So here is the new layout. Please don’t look too closely at my messy floor.
Last night I started putting the rows together with some red holy print fabric. I am so happy with the results – can’t wait to share the big finish with you!
What are you all working on?
this looks wonderful ! can’t wait to see it finished . I am going to start my secret santa swap project ( and cleaning the house — yuck to that ! ) .
Love the switch that you made! It looks much more vibrant this way! Can’t wait to see the finished project.
I really like how it looks on point. Very pretty. Looking forward to seeing it finished!
I love the look of it on point! Cant wait to see it all finished. =)
Looks great! I like it on point. It gives it a bit more “umph” (is that even a word?).
Looks great! Those are great blocks. Are you going to make a matching pillow with the leftovers?
I really like it set on point. I think it’s going to be fabulous!
Fantastic! I love it even more, on point! 🙂
Yes Melissa I agree, on-point is the way to go. I love quilts set this way. Can’t wait to see the finished flimsy. And pillows or a wallhanging would be a great use of the directional blocks. Way to go, girl!
looking good. I like them set on point.
Love the new layout! I need to try that! 🙂
I am always amazed at the change going onpoint can make! This looks stunning!! And the dark setting triangles makes it pop, too!
Good luck on getting it all done for Christmas this year :o)
Changing gears really brings your Christmas Sampler to Life Melissa! Of course my opinion is biased,since green is my fave color 😉 Bet you have this done in no time.
On point is great and I like the green. The dark is not what I was expecting when I scrolled to the last photo. 😉 It works well!
Love the new layout. It’s going to look very Christmasy with red and green around the blocks.
It´s a beautiful christmasquilt! I´m trying to catch up with some quilt-alongs and a Dear Jane triangle 🙂
See? There was a reason you waited all this time to put it all together. If you’d done it last year, it would have looked like the first photo, but now it’s on point and it looks amazing! Oh – I had to look for the blocks you left out. They’ll look nice as a wallhanging!
I rarely do on point because I can’t easily use my quilt as you go method for it. I love your layout.
I love the new design – it has more oomph than the original layout. I’ve linked to this post on my Christmas facebook page, hope that’s okay. 🙂