Sunday, October 6, 2013

Merry Christmas!

Amy, I can't wait to see this quilt when it is finished. It is going to be fabulous! I really like the finished look of my block, it is very festive! Here is my contribution:

And here are just a few more notes that might help our other group members:
  • This was a good project to work on in stages. One night I cut everything out, another night I sewed my half square triangles and squared them up, and then finally today I started sewing it all together.
  • For some reason I missed the request on Amy's post to use at least 6 reds and 4 greens. I used 6 reds and 3 greens. As I started assembling the area outside of the star, I wished I had cut more of a variety of both reds and greens.
  • Sewing the pieces together in small groupings was helpful. These were my stages: 
The center star:

The four corners:

The four sides:

As Amy suggested, it was extremely helpful to take pictures as I worked so that I could keep track of where every piece belonged and to be sure the pieces were all turned in the right direction. 

So now my block is going to hang on my design wall 
for a few days before I send it ...just so I can admire it!

Thanks Amy, I'm glad I could be a part of  this quilt for your parents!


  1. No wonder you're admiring it Jennifer. It does look very festive like you say. Thanks for the tip about variety of fabrics for the outside region, an excellent excuse to meander through my local fabric shops.

  2. Oh my goodness Jennifer!!! It is absolutely beautiful! Thank you for adding your tips-very helpful! I can't wait to see these blocks together!!

  3. Beautiful block Jennifer!!! Thank you for sharing all your tips and including photos to go with them! Very helpful :) Just picked out my fabrics tonight - some of your Christmas fabric that you sent to me last year is being used again. Yipee! Cheers, Shauna

  4. Wow, you are super organised Jennifer. A lovely Christmas block! Many thanks for your tips along the way :))