Monday, April 9, 2007
What am I doing working on Christmas stuff now? This is part of a UFO Challenge with our Guild and am on a tight deadline for finishing by May.
I won these blocks back in December 2005. See, I did win some B.O.M. blocks at a Guild meeting. The block I made was also in this group, but it was used in another quilt, which will be shown to you sometime in the future. So, these four were a perfect number for a hanging.
There were some embellishments on the trees that were removed and which will be added back on once the quilt is finished. I am not a fan of quilting around embellishments and that is why they were removed. Sashings were added and a crazy strip border along with paper-pieced tree blocks in the outside corners.
That border was fun to do and my scrap bins of red and green have greatly reduced after doing this border. These bins have been sorted by colour and are used when I need just a small piece for appliqué. There are other bins for different size squares and strips and those will also be shown in future when I will do a tour of my studio.
So, this quilt hanging is next on my list for hand quilting and which I’ve started working on while waiting for my blue & green flower quilt to dry.
Have a great day!