Carolina Christmas (Canadiana Christmas is my version)
I’m done my first step of the Roll Roll Cotton Boll mystery quilt but on a ‘roll’ so decided I would continue piecing my Canadiana Christmas quilt. I’m still short some blocks and will have to cut more but here’s the first row done! The only thing missing is the sashing in between the blocks. I’m trying to make it a King sized quilt and am seriously thinking about doing a ‘quilt as you go’ approach to getting it quilted. I don’t think I could manage a king-sized quilt on my Janome 6500 but I am quite certain I could handle these 16″ finished blocks. I will still ponder that and see how I feel when my wool batting (Hobb’s Heirloom Wool Batting) arrives from Fabric Depot.
In the meantime I think I will surf the Net and see if there are some tutorials out there. I know there are many methods of QAYG (quilt as you go). I just don’t want my quilt to be obviously QAYG. I’ve got some time to make up my mind as I’ve still got many blocks to assemble.
Here’s a photo of the first row:
I’m LOVING this quilt! It was going to go in our Queen Suite in our B&B, but I’ve decided we need a warmer winter quilt for our bed and this Canadiana Christmas will do the trick, especially with warm wool batting.
I can hardly wait to get this one finished.
Warm quilty wishes!!