When I first saw Cindy's BOM I thought 'how cute'!! But I admit that I am not a lover of seasonal fabric, especially Christmas fabrics. I had just been doing some re-organizing and came across a blue FQ bundle and odds/ends that I had bagged for some kind of play. Well, it was fate - right? And thus, I was making a winter quilt - not a Christmas quilt (I said to self).
The entire quilt was 'mapped' for using 2.5" squares (love to play with those), but I had to remember I had some FQs and scraps and needed to really try to use them to their fullest without running out. The first row was the cute snowmen.
Cindy gave us wonderful directions/tutorials each month. As you can see from her diagram this was a row quilt, but we got things mixed so you had to wait and see what came next.
All my rows were coming out so nicely when putting things together, but these cute lights. I went back to the original post - duh, I had added a row inbetween each 'socket end' units. A little session with 'ribbet' and things were fine.
I loved how everyone made this into their own, though using the same pattern. Different fabrics, colors, layouts, embellishments, and finishing. I have yet to embellish mine - it will be a Christmas in July project this year - then it can be quilted for the new 2015 winter season quilt. I used up all the left over fabrics in the final border. A few small pieces went into my fabric food chain system.
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