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Because Sometimes the Best Thing You Can Give Your Kid is an Addiction…To Yarn

Merry Christmas!!!


Does that strike panic in your heart like it does mine? Yeah, it’s in 52 days. I looked it up. I’m feeling a little more prepared because I finished a quilt top. Huh? How does that make me more prepared? Take a look.

Instant decorating for my railing.  I started with a Sandy Gervais pattern, (the website for her patterns isn’t working right now) but added the stars, thanks to Happy Zombie and her free runner pattern.  The fabric is Holly Jolly by Sandy Gervais.

Yes, I still have to quilt it.  But I can do it.  I did a little research and found this post.   I made the blocks almost two years ago.  The quilt was inspired by that Happy Zombie runner that is also not quilted.  But I’ll get it done, because I joined a support group.

Jacquie over at Tallgrass Prairie Studio decided she needed to finish some WIPs, so she issued a challenge, complete with prizes, for others to join her.


I’ve committed to finish piecing 5 tops and quilting 3 quilts.  (Since I’m an idiot and have to make everything king size, that’s a big job!!!)  So, my Christmas Gift quilt is #1 of 5 quilt tops to finish piecing!  It’s a start.

Today, I’m going to finish that mountain of laundry, and go dig in my WIP cupboard, and I’m going to sob uncontrollably start sewing.


Author: mariajhmom

I'm a wife, mom, quilter, knitter, and spinner. I blog at

13 thoughts on “Merry Christmas!!!

  1. 52 days really?? Well I am for sure not making any Christmas gifts this year….can’t do the pressure 🙂

    Your quilt top looks great.

  2. That quilt top is gorgeous!! 🙂

  3. Love that quilt top! And thanks for the Christmas reminder…I’d better get busy! Thanks also to the link for Monica’s Table Topper…I wasn’t blogging in 2007 and hadn’t seen it! Have a great day!

  4. Congrats on getting that top done. It’s beautiful! I used Monica’s tutorial too and made one of those runners last year for a Xmas gift.
    I saw that WIP challenge too this morning and thought what a great idea. Thinking of joining in as well as I’ve got numerous tops to quilt. Good luck on getting yours done!

  5. ..only 52 days? Wow, it felt further away when I didn’t know the actual #!

  6. Love the quilt top…..i didn’t see the post about finishing some WIP’s, but had already pulled out three projects to work on….already had to frog a part of one project from it being too long and not taking good enough notes…..ce la vie…..

  7. can’t do it, can’t join that group … would have to make up white lies!!!! But i do appreciate all of your good efforts and can say that you inspire me, as always!!! LOVE your christmas boxes quilt – a real treat! Do you ever miss hand quilting?

  8. P.S. where are you with the Looking Glass sweater?

  9. Thank you for the 52 day reminder! Now I’m in a panic….it’s too soon!

    Looking forward to seeing your progress on your UFO’s. Your quilt top is just gorgeous!

  10. great quilt!!.. i have a holiday wip.. but i don’t think i’m going to finish it in time!

  11. i enjoy seeing all your quilts, but that one is Adorable!! thanks for sharing. 🙂

  12. Love all your quilts. . . but I love the photo of your daughter getting baptized. . . That has god to be the BEST photo of a baptism ever!!! Now there’s the joy! What a wonderful picture & a wonderful memory. . .!
    xo, Bren

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