The “roll of the dice” brought up UFO number 5 this week, and I just might be able to do a little sewing as well as diving head first into the rush and bustle of pre-Christmas stress. My swap blocks of Christmas stars and nine patches come out to play this week – to be fitted in around two Chrissie functions and various appointments. It’s all go in our house again this week.
The dice rolls 5
I took part in two internet block swaps some time ago, and received exciting packages in the mail containing these colourful blocks.
As both the swaps were in Christmas fabrics I decided to use the blocks together in a small Christmas quilt. And this is how many blocks I had stitched together last time I’d worked on this UFO, so the top is starting to take shape.
Four rows stitched last time then packed away
So with a bit more time spent pinning the remaining blocks in rows and stitching them together, the top was finally assembled. Wonder what I was thinking of – I forgot to take a photo at this stage. Next step was the border, nothing too fancy, I decided. I chose a smudgy dark green plus a narrow cream and red print for the inner border. All cut and stitched, waiting to be applied.
With some measuring and plenty of pinning, the borders were finally applied.
Attaching the borders
Mmm, doesn’t look too bad, does it. I’m not really a “scrappy” person, but I love how all the different festive fabrics look so nice together. That’s the top done, although I have to say it won’t be getting quilted this side of Christmas. If I have enough time, I’ll try to get it pinned up, ready for quilting for later. We’ll have to see how I go – things are rather hectic in the pre-Christmas countdown!