Friday, October 7, 2011

My Quilt Story and a Swap

I am featured to day on Quilt Story.
Go check me out, I am talking about my Jeweled Wedding Ring quilt. 

If you do go check it out you will see that I am wanting to make this quilt again.

I know, I would be the crazy one.

I want to make a Christmas quilt.
I want the red rings to be green.
The white centers to stay white and
all the joining pieces to be red.
For the petals I will make them green and then quilt them like holly leaves
For the circles I want to have all different Christmas fabrics.
I think they will look like lights on the Christmas tree branches.
Won't it be adorable.
I went to picnik and played way to long and made a mock up.
something like this.

Squint a little it might look better.

So even though I am still waiting on two packages from my first swap,
and even though I still haven't filled up Patty's swap,
 I am going to have a Christmas swap.
No colors to assign.
Nothing specific just as long as it is Christmas.

This is the plan gather 10 Christmas fabrics.(1/4 yard or fat quarter)
They can be from your stash or new from the store.
Cut them into 20, 4" squares send them to me by November 1,
and you will get in return 200 all different Christmas fabrics.

You can use them for a Christmas quilt of your own.
You can make stockings out of them.
You can use them to decorate your Christmas tree.
You can use them to make Christmas cards.
You can join me in making my Christmas Jeweled Wedding Ring quilt.
Because, I know you want to.

I think this will be fun I am hoping to get three swaps,
because it will take over 600 circles to make my quilt,
and I don't want any repeats.

So who is with me.
Leave me a comment with your email and you are in.

If you still want in on the fall color swap there are still spots open.
Leave me a comment on what color you want,
Kendra from ScrappinCricut I haven't heard back from you and I am holding a spot for you.

Let the fun begin.


  1. OMG. i don't know if you're insane or completely genius! but either way, i'm totally in for an xmas swap! tamara_maxwell at hotmail dot com

  2. I just saw your quilt at Quiltstory. All I can say is amazingly beautiful. I am in awe.
    oshnpashn at gmail dot com

  3. I'd like to do this too.
    Chiskag at
    yahoo dot com

  4. Oh, me! me! I would LOVE to do a christmas swap! Thank you!

  5. Christmas swap - sign me up!!
    oh and p.s. your quilt is GORGEOUS!

  6. Oh, email addy: nutellanut at gmail dot com

  7. I'm just not in a place to join but I had to comment. You are amazing. Another one? This one is so perfect. I love it so much. I can't wait to see your Christmas quilt. I wouldn't even attempt a quilt this hard!

  8. I would love to do the Christmas swap. I want to make a new tree skirt and these would be perfect. Thanks for doing this swap.

  9. I've mailed mine; I'd really appreciate an acknowledgment of receipt.

  10. You know I really want to make this quilt. It is on my list for next year. Are you going to publish a pattern. It does scare me. Looks SO hard!

  11. I have a question on this quilt. I have the book, and noticed that it says applique pieces do not include seam allowance, which means the petals and circles are cut bigger than the template pattern. However, the "jewels" template shows smaller circles. Anyone have any feedback on this? Did you make 2 different size circles?

    1. Unknown I really wish I knew who you were, we could be friends and make our quilts together.
      I did make two different size circles. I went to Joann's and bought template plastic in two different weights. From the light weight iron proof white template plastic I cut out 1 1/2" circles using a circle punch that you can get in the scrapbook section of the store. and then with the heavier weight template plastic I cut out a two inch circle that I used to trace and cut out the fabric. Then you can follow the tutorial I linked to in this post. Have fun making your 525 circles :)
      If you have others questions I would be glad to help you out. You can email me I can't wait to see how yours turns out. Good luck.