Sunday, November 25, 2012

The Christmas Challenge

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.

1 comment:

P. said...

Nice work incorporating the challenge fabric. Your blocks look great!