Christmas Cactus

Apparently, October is a trigger for me to think about Christmas… or at least my Christmas Cactus quilt. Remember this?

Christmas Cactus

My first post about the quilt was on October 3, 2008.

I started cutting fabric on September 27, 2009 (yes, nearly a year later) and then made some serious sewing progress by my post on October 26, 2009. Mom started – and finished – her large version of it within the next two weeks or so. Mine languished.

I picked it up here and there, sewed together a couple of sets, put it down, and basically accomplished not very much. At our Stitch & Bitch on Saturday, I had nothing to show and nothing planned to sew. I grabbed the plastic shoe box of Christmas Cactus blocks, and finished off the last six sets of four. Yes – ALL 100 nine patch blocks are finished! Better yet, they’re all sewn into rows, half of the rows are sewn into quarters, and I only have to get two more quarters assembled – five rows of five blocks each – and it will be ready for borders.

Christmas Cactus in progress

I think I might actually get this done in time for Christmas 2010.

Any bets?

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10 thoughts on “Christmas Cactus

  1. Omigosh Sandi! You’re almost done!!! Of course you can get it done by Christmas!! Besides, you have to. We have a double wedding ring quilt and a Dear Jane quilt to start right after :D

  2. Ack! A double wedding ring AND a Dear Jane, in the works at the same time. Remind me again – were we drinking the vodka & water fabric spray?!!

  3. What a lovely quilt. How could you bear to let it languish in the UFO pile? I am sew upset to hear you left it lying around that long, but sew excited that you’re making such quick progress. And yes – you need to get to work on it and finish it in time for Christmas this year. And I’m with Sally up above – I’d love for you to share the pattern. No pressure here either.

  4. I have been looking for this pattern! Where can I find it at? I LOVE IT ! I hope someone can help me. Christmas will be here soon! Thank you.

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