hello, Hope you had a nice Thanksgiving break. I so enjoyed the break and can never have enough food or family time. Not all my crew was able to come home but we did have a houseful.
I re-arranged my sewing room and did some SECRET SEWING and vegged on the couch some, so it was a productive break.
The countdown to Christmas has begun both at home and at work. At work we are working on getting the rest of Holiday 2022 out to our salesteam. They will be making their rounds showing stores fabric lines shipping info next summer. seams so crazy to be living in Christmas 2021 and 2022 all at the same time. FUN ! FUN!
Today’s assignment on the #OHSCRAPCHRISTMASQAL is to add your sashing pieces. I cut my sashing pieces first since they are a bigger piece and I wanted to make use of some of the larger scale prints.
The corner squares are nine patches so you can use parts and pieces from your four patches or following the directions in OH SCRAP to assemble these.
This should come together fairly quickly. I have heard from several of you that have completed your quilt top already. I know when I am excited about a quilt project I am working on, I cannot stop sewing.
As a quilter, I am so highly influenced by color so seeing some of the combinations other people have put together always inspires me. That is the reason I had to make this Christmas version, inspired by @happinessinthemaking and the Hustle and Bustle fabrics by Basic Grey.
I wanted to share just a few of the pics I found on Instagram of some of the progress happening on the QAL as more color inspiration.
This is where it all started. A fat quarter bundle and some extras. I love how Jennifer has her book on a bookstand for easy reference.
Richy’s from Basic Grey ‘s version is dreamy, using the greens where I used lights.
Kim Walus of @bittybitsandpieces has finished her quilt top and I love it. It is always amazing to me how scrappy versions can be so different and intriguing to zoom in to see all the different fabrics.
I can’t wait to see Candee complete this one. It is going to be a classic for sure!
Love the romantic feel of Dianes’ progress.
This one just makes my heart happy. I love anything rainbow and this fun colorful set of four patches from Gina of @Games56 is a ton of fun! Gina is a long armer so I bet the quilting will be fun to see as well.
I fell in love with Jen’s 4 patches. Don’t they look like boxes of trusty fruity or mike and Ike’s? I was drawn in to the background fabric also but realized that is her Ruby Star ironing board cover.
Thanks so much for following along on this little quilting journey. Check back next week for my final post about the quilting and maybe a few other surprises.