Saturday, November 9, 2013

Peppermint Swirls Quilt

I thought today I would walk you through how I make a quilt start to finish. Below is a picture of the quilt I will be making. As you can see its called Peppermint Swirl by Fig Tree Quilts. Let me step aside and say normally I would not work on a Christmas Quilt in November or December as I would never have it done for the holiday. Just being honest here. I tend to get sidetracked.

 I begin some quilts with the pattern first and some with the fabric. This quilt started with the idea that I need some Christmas Quilts in my house. Shocking but I don't have one red and green quilt. Someday I would love to have a Christmas Quilt on all my beds and for my kids to have one for their place as well. Just for the record I have a King, a Queen, and two Twin beds in the house and just think it would be the bees knees to have Christmas Quilts on each one! I will have to share with you my wish list of quilts sometime.

I digress. This quilt began with a color scheme and then I found the pattern. Once I had the pattern I was able to then pull fabrics from my stash or purchase the fabric I needed.  Each of my projects go into a tub such as the one below.  This is my way of knowing that the fabric for this project can't be used for another project. I am also able to keep all the pieces as I sew them in a safe place and handy. My quilts tend to have a lot of pieces and as you can see in the picture I have stacks of triangles cut and ready to sew together. There are over 500 triangles in case you were wondering.
I will post more pictures tomorrow as I get to sewing on this quilt.

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