I entered a competition at The Christmas Beetle and the prize was Lynette Anderson’s Scandinavian Christmas. I was really happy as I have being eye this one of for a while. So the start for the fabric began and I found a shop called Whatever Whereever not far from me that had the range of the fabric. Now to start this pattern….
When I heard about this quilt, I really wanted to create it. The challenge was that it is a mystery quilt so I don’t know what I am doing next. I love Lynette Anderson’s quilts, and after starting this one I brought another one which is called Christmas Fun (yes another christmas quilt). I have only done 2 blocks at the moment, but isn’t that what happens with quilting – you start a project and interchange with another project. Above is block 2 called Forest Floor – it has a squirel button to be put on it but I haven’t add the buttons yet as I will add them when finished. And below is The Dell – this one has the a bird button to be placed on it
As you can see I love christmas. I went into a shop a few months ago called The Christmas Beetle. I love going there. Well, at the time I went into the shop, they were going a block of the month called Christmas in Italy. I feel in love with it and so my passion for quilting commenced. The design is by Lenna Green based on her holiday in Italy. As I stitch, and cut and create each block I wish I as in Italy. I have of late been a bit behind in the block month but am catching up.
I have alwaysl like the poem Twas the night before christmas. It takes me back to times when things were simple. I know there are a number of variations of the design but I like this one by Hugs ‘n Kisses. It basically uses two colors red and white. And I love the red cotton by DMC which is varigated. It is lovely. Well I have finished the blocks which I had to stitch. I was a bit upset with one of them as the pattern used iron-on transfers and it was very challenging to do and to make matters worst, one of the patterns had a unwanted line in it. But it is amazing that after one wash it started to lightened down. Hopefully it will disappear. I hope you enjoy what I have done .