Thanksgiving took me away from the sewing machine for more than a week! I should have taken a picture of all of the food I cooked.
Now, I'm back at work on the Christmas challenge. Participants cut and exchanged 5" squares of Christmas fabric. Then the guild furnished ONE MORE FABRIC ...
Rules are simple: Make a quilt up to 30" square, using the Christmas charms, challenge charm shown above, and one other fabric, either muslin or white on white. The challenge fabric must be shown in a large enough piece to be seen! Actually, it didn't pose any problem at all, since this scrappy project has such a variety of bright prints. Can you find it? One strip appears in each block.
I finished my four large blocks tonight. They still need to be trimmed before sewing them together. Since the challenge is due in two weeks, it will definitely be a machine quilting project. I'm thinking ahead and wonder if it will be considered cheating if I use another colored fabric for my binding. I don't want white binding!
I always give credit to my sources. See the blog "The Way I Sew It" for a tutorial about how to make these blocks using charm squares.