Wednesday, September 10, 2014

WIP Wednesday - A Charlie Brown Christmas

My WIP this week is the Charlie Brown guilt I'm working on for my husband.  I bought the Charlie Brown Christmas Story as a panel from (I think).  You can also get the Halloween episode.
Anyway, my husband loves Charlie Brown and since he decorates his office form Halloween, Christmas, etc, I showed him this panel and asked him if he wanted me to make it into a quilt for his office wall.  He was very enthusiastic.

When I got my panel, it had been cut wrong.  The end of the story was at the top and the beginning in the middle, etc.  So I had to cut all the blocks apart.

Here is what I have so far:
 I've used solids and prints to outline each block.  The solid green is Kona Kiwi and the solid red is Kona Poppy Red.

"My own dog, gone commercial!"
"This little tree needs me."

  "I killed it!"

"Merry Christmas Charlie Brown!  Hark, the Herald angels sing, glory to the newborn King!"

This is going to be simple.  I plan to use white sashing to connect all the squares.  I'd like to spell out "Christmas time is here" at the top in paper pieced letters.  I know Kelbysews has some that she sells on etsy and I think that's the way I'm going to go.  It won't be the same font but that's ok.

Then the top will be finished and the back will be simple.  I have some fat quarters of this fabric and I'll probably just put them together with the solid fabric.

I hope you've enjoyed my WIP.  Thanks for reading!

*Linking up with Lee at Freshly Pieced*


  1. I love it! It really is amazing that after all these years, Charlie Brown's Christmas can still bring a smile.

  2. I remember that Christmas special and always enjoyed it. How lovely to make this for your husband. We visited the Charles Schultz museum in Santa Rosa this year. He'd probably enjoy that, too.

    1. Yes, he would love it Ann. He is a true Charles Schultz fan - as well as Walt Disney.

  3. I love this. Aren't those pictures so whimsical? They are going to make the most perfect quilt filled with lots of fun . These pictures just make me want to smile!


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