It is also Thanksgiving in Canada, so I don't have a lot of time to sew this weekend. I'm pretty busy baking, cooking, and watching movies with the family. In fact, we're ready to watch another so I'll type fast!
Last month the Christmas QAL was hosted by Hazel who blogs at Hazel's Quilts. She entertained us with sewing, stories, contests, and even baking! I happened to be the winner of one of her contests and lookie see what arrived in the mail all the way from the UK just for me...
Thank you, Hazel. I inhaled the scrumptious cookie and have the tissues ready for emergencies!
This weekend, the QAL is being hosted by Jolly Joanne at Needle, Thread and Happiness. I knew I'd be too busy to sew along with my Christmas QAL friends, so I
You may or may not remember what I'm talking about. I am making this quilt thanks to the free pattern by Moda HERE. I am using Christmas fabrics I had in my stash, but this is what it would look like using Double Chocolate fabric by Three Sisters.
My nine dresdens have all been finished except for the centres so this week I made the centres using the red fabric in the Sentiments line by Three Sisters. For my background fabric, I decided to actually shop from a real store instead of my stash and found what I think is the perfect background fabric.
Here is my first block ready to applique. My Pfaff does a beautiful little blanket stitch so I think that is what I will use to do the applique.
I originally organized them according to colour, but then ended up just pulling colours randomly.
Before long, I had a few sections made...
and even took some time to press as I sewed along.
Happy Thanksgiving to all my Canadian friends!
It's a great day for quilting!