I have been determined to get as much done on my Christmas Quilt as possible by the end of tomorrow as I go back to my evening sewing class with Amanda who designed the applique picture for it tomorrow night and I want to be able to show her. It has to be more satisfying, as a teacher, to see students finish things.
This is where I am up to. It took me ages to fussy cut all the green borders/sashings so that I got the word "Christmas" in the correct place but I am really happy with the result.
I hope you can see it a bit better in this picture.
These are two of my favourite blocks - I like to fussy cut little details like "Merry" on his nose
and "Hope" on the pot. One day I am going to make a whole quilt with all sorts of details fussy cut into it!
Believe it or not this is how much of the green fabric I had leftover. I couldn't have cut another strip with the words positioned in the correct place if I had wanted to and this last strip was unusable for that reason - the words were in the wrong position.
My next decision is which border do I use? The one on the left has cute little reindeer on it on a check background but maybe it is too dark. The one of the right has "Peace on Earth" and other lovely phrases on it and was used in the quilt. I think I am siding with the lighter fabric but I am not sure! Input gratefully received!
Just before I go...
I have a few people ask me where to get the pattern for the Japanese Lunch Bag - my favourite little bag pattern. It is available from Chandler's Cottage and you will find it if you click on STORE, PATTERNS and JAPANESE LUNCH BAG. I tend to make my bags out of one fabric for the outside whereas their panels are pieced but I guess it depends on what fabric you have on hand.
That's it for me tonight....................till next time......happy stitching!