No Blocks This Month For Me, But I Finished a Top!
I really do like this month’s block but life has been way too complicated to get any done. Christmas sewing….I put it off too long…started Saturday (!!!). I had on my list a quit for my grand nephew, Remi, the cutest ringbearer that ever was. Remi just turned 5 and loves Thomas the Train (and anything train), so when I saw 2 FQ stacks of Thomas and Friends fabric on clearance this summer, I bought them. I decided the prints were mostly too large to cut up to make blocks so they needed to be the back for his quilt. And the 9-Patch Plaid blocks I won last spring would make a good top. I bought solid navy and solid red for sashings, cornerstones and setting triangles so i could set on point. Then life got crazy and it went no further. I finally got a little motivated to get Christmas sewing going just last week. When I looked at the blocks again I decided the solid sashings were too boring and on-point setting would take too much time. I found a piece of ABC123 fabric with a yellow background and there was just enough for sashings and borders. I used some of the solid red for cornerstones, a narrow inner border and to make binding. Last night I finished the top and started on the back and found the FQ”s I had would not make a big enough back. So I went online and found some Thomas and Friends fabric to add to it and ordered 2 yards to be sure I have plenty. Since Remi and his mom will be coming up on January 4, I hope the fabric will be here by the time we come home from our post Christmas trip to KY (arriving home Jan 1) and I can get his quilt finished. The best thing about owning a longarm is I will be able to quilt this in a matter of just 2-3 hours.