It’s been “roll the dice” again on Monday, which brought up number 5. Which is the Secret Santa Sew Along from Temecula Quilt Company which started last November. I should have realized that I probably wouldn’t manage to get it completed in time for Christmas.
This project started as a “Quilt in a Jar”, from Sew Wot friend Helen. One Christmas it was decided that we would each pack a jam jar full of quilting goodies, wrap it up, and these were distributed at our Christmas Lunch in December. My jar came from Helen and she had packed it full of 5 inch squares of Christmas fabric. Just right to make a start on the Secret Santa Sew Along, I decided.
Christmas gift from Helen
I did manage to make a reasonable start late last year, and stitched up the first couple of clues to make twelve green blocks.
Next I cut lots of narrow strips and started making tiny nine patch blocks in Christmas reds.
This is where Secret Santa got packed away. Christmas was coming fast, we were going off in the caravan, no time to finish this project – excuses, excuses I know. Until I placed it on my List of Six UFOs recently and it is finally seeing the light of day this week.
So that’s my challenge – to get as much of Secret Santa assembled by the end of the week. It doesn’t have to be finished, after all, how much can I do over a few afternoons at the sewing machine. Every bit helps, and it will be good to be moved on to a different stage.