17 Days Until Christmas!

Merry Christmas Month!

I’m keeping up with Helen Godden’s Christmas Countdown quilt-along.

After outlining the design in black thread, December 1st we started filling in the Poinsettia petals with a different quilt design each day. 8 days completed!

I had a fun week of piecing blocks for my grandson’s quilt.

First up the train engine. The pattern is All Aboard by Its Sew Emma.

Next cargo on flat beds.

I want to add other vehicles to the train quilt, but hmmm, how do I do that? Light bulb moment! I will load them on to the train! But first I have to piece them.

I’m using Sew Kind Of Wonderful’s Cool Car pattern.

I altered the long car turning it into a truck.

More playing around, I figured out a dump truck. I actually looked at free coloring pages to come up with this design meshed with Cool Cars.

Next up will be a tractor.

I didn’t touch my son’s quilt this week. I spent more time this week helping out a friend in a nursing home with her shopping. Kind of strange because of Covid we can only talk on the phone, no face to face. Some of the items she wanted are just not available, even with checking on line. The isolation is very tough on those in nursing homes, retirement communities, etc. Keep them in mind and in your prayers.

Last Week’s To-Do List:

  1. Keep up with Helen Godden’s Christmas Countdown quilt-along. ✔️ Yep!
  2. Stitch up the train for my grandson. ✔️ Fun creating!
  3. Start pinning applique to top and bottom of my son & DIL’s quilt. ✗ Oops, no.

This Week’s To-Do List:

  1. Continuing on with Helen Godden’s Christmas Countdown quilt-along.
  2. Continue stitching up quilt for grandson.
  3. Maybe work on son & DIL’s quilt.

Linking to To-Do Tuesday!

4 Responses to “17 Days Until Christmas!”

  1. Roseanne Says:

    Hi Sharon! Oh, this train/truck/car quilt is going to be fabulous. Your grandson is going to just adore it!! You are being very clever with how you’re getting the designs. We use coloring books often! They have great kid-friendly designs. Thanks for linking up today and good luck with your list. Only 17 days until Christmas?!!! Holy moly. ~smile~ Roseanne

  2. Jean McKinstry Says:

    Love the trucks and the long car, when we were in lockdown, and for 4 weeks only, I found online shopping so hard. Many items not available, or limited numbers, and not being able to see things on the shelves, I had to make a very detailed list so as not to forget anything,. Your friend would be so appreciative of any help, and you gave her the best help ever at this time.

  3. Diann Bottrell Says:

    Your quilting looks lovely! The quilt for your grandson is going to be so fun – and what a great idea to add some other vehicles to it. We’ve done that kind of shopping for my MIL, too – it’s hard for them to be so shut in.

  4. Wendy Says:

    The cars, trucks and trains are adorable. It will be a fun quilt. Your quilting is amazing!

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