Sunday, September 30, 2012

A Speck of Christmas in October

Here's my finished Speck!

I've seen lots of great X's and O's out there and I can't wait to see them all in the parade on Sherri's blog, and on Sinta's too!




These Little Bites patterns by Carrie are so tiny and fun!

I chose to do the O option for Speck since I had two different Christmas Moda Candies to use, Blitzen and Countdown to Christmas. 


I'm pretty sure I'm going to stick with just the plain white border on this one to keep it small and simple.






JoAnne mentioned awhile back that she had a little trouble pressing these like she should.  Even though she mentioned it, and I think I even commented that I'd be careful with the pressing, I still did the same thing! 

 Good grief!  You would have thought I'd pay more attention to the pressing after she brought it up, but I didn't!

The repressing was totally worth it to make this project fall right in place! Like JoAnne said, the seams just snap together when they are pressed the way Carrie suggests.

See you at the parade!

  

21 comments:

Linda said...

Love your version, Michele in Christmas fabric!!! Super cute!!!!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Blitzen and Countdown to Christmas look awesome together in that pattern Michele! And that's what I love about Carrie's patterns...she gives pressing instructions!

Izzy said...

Oh how cute! I love your Christmas Speck Michele! It is awesome!

Carol said...

I love how your Speck quilt turned out Michele. Very nice.

Carol said...

Love! Love! Love your Speck!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Very sweet little quilt.

JoAnne said...

Oh dear! I did warn you, though, ha ha. I love your little Christmas version, but then I love Basic Grey. I haven't seen too many "o" versions and I really like how the abscense of sashing encourages the eye to see both x's and o's. Another stunner!

Candace said...

Love, love, love this Schnibbles, Michele! The two candies play together so well!
Cheers!

Darlene said...

Very, very cute! Love Blitzen and Countdown to Christmas together - great choice.

Kelli said...

Looks great! I love it Michele! :)

Candace said...

I love it. It's still so hot, but I can't believe yesterday I found myself humming a Christmas carol to myself at Target. (One that I have to be careful or it sticks in my head and I can't get it out) It's getting closer to the season, and your little quilt is perfect.

Wendy said...

Great job on this project. Your "o's" seem so much more visible than mine. I hear ya on the pressing thing, because a couple of mine got pressed wrong because I was not paying attention and it didn't take much to convince me back to the iron to correct things. I love your fabric choice. Very pretty!

Patty D from NC said...

This looks wonderful!

Karen O said...

Nice Christmas Speck! Those 2 packs go very well together. I think I am going to have to make an O Speck also.

Simone de Klerk said...

Yumyum, love this quilt.

Stephanie said...

Blitzen is a terrific Christmas line. It's perfect in this little quilt.

AnnieO said...

Love your holiday version of this great Speck! I always appreciate pressing directions--even if I sometimes ignore them :)

Carrie P. said...

very pretty.

Béa said...

Very beautiful version, Michele, Hugs.

Houseelf said...

Lovely work. I have bought the Schnibbles books for Christmas for myself.

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

I really love this one. You're making me want to make one!