I have collected some Christmas theme blocks over the last couple of years. Via a swap and a quilting bee. Enough to do something with but not enough for a quilt, which I doubt I would use.
Being a part of OPAM 2010 and 2011 I have been visiting Peg over at Happy in Quilting a lot and seen the lovely table runners that she makes. An idea began to take shape. The two blocks above are my creations.
The block above was made my Carol as part of the Quilting around the World Bee. It has been appliqued and fitted in with all of the other blocks. I am going to make this my centre block.
I had added some gold thread as part of the applique so I decided to add a little gold machining on each of the blocks.
I stitched all of the blocks that I felt went together and it will fit along the dining room table with a block hanging over the edge at each end.
I have two more blocks to add gold thread to and I have some thin wadding to quilt it on to. I just need to find some fabric for the backing.
This is my first WIP for September and I intend finishing it this month. Last Year I got to New Year and realised that I had not made anything festive at all!
I will post the finished item when it is done.
Many thanks for the lovely comments for the August round up.