Christmas Quilt-Along? Can't Use Red or Green! Ha! No Problem-o!
I had the perfect project...already started even, & I was doing the Happy Dance!
(It's looks something like Snoopy dancing with his little beagle nose in the air...just not so cute!)
Yeah...No Problem-o or...so I thought...til I read the fine print!
What? We can't have a piece larger than 96 contiguous inches???? Whassup with that?!?!?!?!
A LQS is offering Primitive Gatherings BOM, Warm Winter Blessings in the larger version and I have block 1 well underway.
Quilting Partner in Crime & I jumped all over it! We'd been waiting all winter for the release of the fabric. In the meantime I had also purchased the pattern for the mini version of the quilt so, we put our little heads together and decided that in addition to purchasing our individual kits for the large version we'd share the purchase of a third and split it between us so that we can both complete the mini version...we've been seeing Sugarplums and Christmas presents dancing before our eyes! Unfortunately, even the mini version exceeds the size limit...so no go, at least for this challenge...but maybe I'll just work on the blocks along with the Quilt-Along anyhow...as a super-size version of the Challenge.
Soooo, exit Snoopy...enter Pooh Bear...
Take a Nap on the Couch & Think Some More!!!
I've been here for Inspiration...
And there for Inspiration...
and then I went elsewhere...
and to the Crabapple Hill website which has new goodies for those of us who love to stitch!
AND...I've been to all these places...numerous times...on a regular basis even...
but that's a story for another day...
Then I went to the Underground Stash Storage Unit...
Where I found black, gold in my Christmas Metallics box and added this awesome neutral-ish, the History of the Christmas Tree in beautiful script called Tidings of Great Joy by J. Wecker Frisch...
but shucks!...there's a little of the prohibited green holly on one of those metallics!
& there are these old snowman prints who still haven't found a home...
and I have some of both colorways of Snow Show by Susan Winget,,,but the other one has too much red and...dagnabbit...this one has green in it! Thought I was being sooooo smart!
Ah-Ha! This photo is not showing up very true colorwise but,
how about a little Merry & Bright from Buggy Barn
mixed with my awesome new hunk of silver-grey on white neutral, Kensington from Quilting Treasures?
The larger darker blue Swirl & Snowflake is an unidenitified fat quarter that followed me home from a clearance bin while shop hopping.
Now...where's that other Christmas Tree booklet that was self published by the LQS that is now defunct?????
Decisions-Decisions...Think Think Think!
Now I'm going to go link up with the other Christmas Crazy Chickies participating in this weekends Hippity Skippity Hop...
Joanna at Needle, Thread, Happiness is our fearless leader this month!
She came up with a pretty darn cute Christmas Bell block earlier...complete with a Yo-Yo clapper!
And, Omagosh! She just posted a recipe...('scuse me while I scream)!!!
Next month Hazel at Hazels Quilts will host...
and my little separated by land and seas, friend, Quilt Sue at Quilt Times can be thanked for the parameters that can found by clicking on the Christmas Quilt Along link that appears right below their Blog Header.
Merry Christmas in JUNE?????