I cut up the panel into the square blocks, and at first, wasn't even going to use the longer strips. But how could I not use the Snowman Santa? I had an extra few courthouse step blocks and they fit wonderfully well with the longer panels. Here is a close up of the Snowman Santa that is flying over the top of the quilt...
I had a Moda honeybun that was gathering dust so I used the cream and red strips from it along with strips from my stash to make the courthouse steps blocks.
The quilt measures 38" x 52", a perfect size for a cuddle quilt,featuring snowmen celebrating winter and Christmas. I'll be sure to have this one done for next Christmas!
I have been working diligently with my Downton Abbey ladies too! The next step is to make a pieced border using both shoofly and square in a square blocks. I swear I have every quilt-related gadget or gizmo ever invented, so rummaged around and pulled out my Marin and Colusa Stitching Lines papers to make my shoofly blocks. It did help speed up the process and it was much easier to sew a straight line!
Of course, a person can sew faster if a person does a whole bunch at a time...
I haven't finished all the blocks, but I definitely made a start!
It's a great day for quilting!