I would like to thank CAROL for hosting yet again another fun and inspirational Blogger's Hop for us to enjoy. This one was greatly looked forward to - it has been so ghastly hot and humid that to think a little Christmas can certainly help.
My early blogging years introduced me to so many quilters world wide as I joined several swap groups. I miss these folks, but postage got so terribly espensive that it ended them. One of my favorites was the Secret Santa Sack Swap, they really made my Christmas special.
The Miniatures Group did theme and seasonal Swaps. I adore miniatures and have some wonderful pieces from around the world.
I don't do a lot of mysteries, but this one came along just when I signed up for this Hop. Hosted by MODA - Fat Quarter Shop with a weekly block reveal. All the blocks are there and the last block with setting doesn't come out until this Thursday, but I wanted mine done for the Hop.
The last block is the center and I went with just a simple 9-patch. Not sure if they are setting a border, but I wanted just a little more and it made it come out to a 50" square throw size. Will be fun tossed across the couch.
I don't like to work with 'heavy sesonal' prints, so chose this bright polka dot, accented with the starry print, and the background is a white-on-white mistletoe print. The star print will be used for the binding (made). These are all pieces that have been 'gifted' to me over the years, and I'm glad they have found their place in a quilt.
Since I am a scrap quilter, yardage is a premium. I knew these three pieces were going to be 'squeekers' compaired to the yardage chart. And yes, they were!! This is all that is left.
A layer cake of a 'gilded' mix of Holiday prints. There are two of each print and at least 42, but there might be more (I can't count). Every time I counted I got a different number, so I threw a few more on the stack. I will pull the winner next Tuesday, August 4th - be sure I can contact you.
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