Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Wednesday WIP

When I finished the paper piecing for the two knights, I vowed that I was not going to do any paper piecing for the rest of the year.  Funny how life has a way of changing your mind.  On Monday I saw
these beautiful blocks in my Flickr stream.  They linked to a Christmas QAL at Sewing under Rainbow blog.  Each two days, a new block will be posted for a Christmas Sampler.

This evening, after dinner I sat down in my sewing room, hauled out my Christmas fabrics and completed Block 1 - Christmas Trees.  It was a very clear easily pieced pattern.  Just as I finished it, Block 2 - Bell, was posted. Guess what I may be working on tomorrow night.

Why I feel the need to make a Christmas themed quilt, I don't know.  It certainly doesn't get cold enough here in New Zealand with our summer Christmas to warrant the need for one.  It will use a lot of my Christmas fabric stash  (that's a good thing though) and probably my low volumes too.  Maybe I'll turn them into Christmas placemats or pillow covers - probably in time for next years Christmas.  I can't wait to see them all together though.

Linking up to WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.


  1. oooooo this is gorgeous! I will have to bookmark this for next year - and I can see why you couldn't help yourself!

  2. Never say never - how true is that? :) I thought that this year I won't do any paper-piecing too, but then I realised I just have to do some Christmas blocks:)))
    Your trees are wonderful. Looking forward to see next blocks and what you'll decide to make from them.

  3. I think it's lovely to make something 'xmasy' and your trees look very cute! L

  4. Placemats, yeah. That's what I'm doing. I like your trees.

  5. Merry Christmas ~ we will be decorating on Friday and putting our Christmas tree up on Saturday.
    Fa La La La La :-) and this just makes me more giddy to get decorating.

  6. Loving those cheerful little Christmas trees.

  7. these are so cute!
    love pine trees at Christmas ...

    Barbara x


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