Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Nordic Christmas in September

Hey friends!

This is going to be a short blog post. Mostly, I just want to check in here. Sometimes I feel like checking in with you all is one thing that seems to slow my crazy world down. When weeks and months fly by I can look back at this blog and remember that I was there in September. I was there, I was sewing things. My weeks and months are full of love and work and fun, they are bracketed by sewing projects and finishes.

If I were to have a timeline for my life right now, it might be a series of quilts. I have been working (paying, work work) so much! We are just slammed right now. When I am not working I am thinking about work. Sewing is my sanity. My quiet place. I think you know what I mean.

Speaking of sanity... finishing projects is its own kind of sanity.

I finished my Nordic Christmas quilt (originally blogged here).

I love it. It is my kind of Christmas quilt. Subtle. Slightly traditional. Clean lines. 

I quilted it with a woodgrain design. It is my first time with this design and it was actually really fun.

We did some photos when were up in the Blue Ridge Mountains for our annual getaway. I wanted to share the process, because it was funny.

Do you all see my hair flying? I laughed out loud when I saw this picture. 

 Apparently I laughed out loud then too.

Then, finally a good picture.

Quilt Stats:
Name: Nordic Christmas (Tutorial avalaible here)
Size: 65" x 65"
Fabric: Folk Art Holiday by Gina Martin for Moda
Quilting: Woodgrain quilting with Aurifil thread
Finished: August 2014

I love you all so I am leaving you with this soothing picture. Mountains are my happy place. 


  1. I love this. It's festive but doesn't scream "CHRISTMAS" so you can enjoy it year-round!

  2. Hope you can slow down soon. The quilt is beautiful...I really like the large square look. :)

  3. Your quilt is great! I like that line of fabric and love the pic with your hair flying! Hope life down a bit - although a paycheck is always a good thing ;)

  4. Beautiful quilt, Sarah! And waaaaay ahead of schedule.
    Isn't it great to have sewing for sanity when all of life is so hectic?!?

  5. I love the mountains too. The wind makes it difficult to photograph a quilt but also made for some fun shots. Lovely quilt. But I already told you that. 😘

  6. After hearing me comment that I like how your use the four patches, my 22 year old son suggested I comment on it and so I am. Love your quilts!

  7. love your Christmas quilt and your hair!


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