Today is the Quilt Along with the pattern Festive Mystery from Sue at Quilt Times. Today's hostess is Cathi of Shakerwood Quilts. You can still join in - Lesley of The Cuddle Quilter has all the monthly installments on her header.
Although I have my quilt finished, I am playing today. I have those string blocks to assemble and start on the piano key border for it. And I want to make some of my angels - tutorial found HERE. I will be updating on this one post thru-out the day.
I managed to get the string blocks together - lots of heavy starch! With large strip blocks like this the bias and weight really stretches these. And it looks really dark with the white strips - not pleased with this at all. I was going to do a piano key border, but I really am down to a lot of tid-bits or odd color fabrics. So think I need to visit my LQS to find something for a final border to pull this all together.
I seriously need some new holiday fabrics - I have 'old'!! and dark!! AND, I have found some things that have been hidden. After a shower, coffee, and change of directions, I will share.
I went thru my scraps - and cut down into 3.5", 2.5", and 2" squares. A few FQ size I left alone. And I found some bits of panel so trimmed them. But nothing to play with for my Angels.
I found this table topper - I think it was a mystery thing 3-4 yrs ago with the Quilt Bug Shop?
And I found this with my 'to-be-quilted' tops in another tote - from last year. The backing was with it - so I can send this one off to my long-armer.
So I am looking for something else to play with - since I have all these bobbins wound. OOPS - company at the door - back later.
Well, the seasonal (little bit of it) fabric and projects are tucked in their under-the-bed tote and back in storage. A note is on the calendar for the quilt to go to the long armer so it isn't forgotten another year. But my enthusiasm for Holiday sewing is over............
So I went to some bright, fun, whimsy - Beinstain Bears and a quick Jelly Roll pattern from Moda Bake Shop - maybe I can whip this up by tonight. Then I will have another gift or charity quilt ready to go if needed.