Well it is finished – block number 5 in Christmas in Italy. When doing this one I didn’t line the pattern up correctly and had to retrace the pattern. I’m really starting to think it feels like an Italian village. Now to start and number 6 so I can get this one finished. Oh so little time and so many quilts……
Hello everyone I hope you had a happy Christmas and New Year. I spent it with my children. I have almost finished Long Time Ago In Bethleham, had a little problem with finishing Twas the night before Christmas and am slowly catching up with Christmas in Italy and Fernhill which only means I have to get my act together. I am hoping to have Long Time Ago In Bethleham finished over the weekend. I hope you and yours had a wonder time and I’ll catch up again.
Well I am a bit behind with this project – Michelle at The Christmas Beetle, has basically finished hers. It turns out that when I looked at the quilt it was block 7 when it should have been block 5. I like the house and how the vines climb up the wall. Well, not to do number 5 which I have just got set up and have to cut out the applique pieces.
Wow it has been a while since I did this block, but now it is finished it is looking quiet good. The pine trees I made quiet thick as that is what I imagine they would look like. I found the windows very challenging to do as they are done in needle turning technique – so small to do yet challenging. I have been good and kept up with the purchase of the blocks and I have just picked up the 8th block – so tempted to do with santa flying up in sky but I will be good and avoid the temptation.
This is the third block in Christmas In Italy. I love the fabrics which are Sentimental from Three Sisters. I still two blocks behind but will easily catch up. What I like is the fact that the lines are not exact but very rustic – I guess like the house would be like in Italy. I have seen the one being done at The Christmas Beetle and I love how we have used different colours. They should both look beautiful when finished….happy stitching.
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.