Only one more week of blocks left to go after this one -- I can hardly believe it! Our local Joann's has a wonderful selection of Denyse Schmidt fabrics, and I was delighted to see that they were carrying her new Richmond collection last week. I had to buy at least one print -- the rust colored fabric with the flowers and scroll work -- to use in one of my blocks this week, and I ended up adding it to block 9. For block 10, I tried to once again tie in a few more Christmas colors. I spend probably twice as much time each week choosing the fabrics as I do actually sewing the blocks together. In any project, I always believe that the pattern is a foundation to build on -- it's the fabrics and colors that make the piece come alive. Here are the close-ups...
Here are all my blocks so far, and you wouldn't believe how long it took me to set this photo up. There's a good strong breeze blowing through our backyard every evening, so laying the blocks down means chasing them from one end of the lot to the other. This was the best idea I could come up with tonight...not perfect, but at least you can get an idea of what everything looks like. It will be lovely to have all these sewn together in two weeks. I can't wait!
I'm so happy to hear how much you're all enjoying this QAL. We're definitely going to have to do another one of these after this one!
Linking up to the Let's Get Acquainted Monday Link-up.
Wow, these are great blocks! What a great idea for a Christmas quilt. Filing it away in my "someday..." file in my mind...ReplyDelete
such fun blocks, Heidi. I also spend way too much time choosing the fabric, it's totally maddening.ReplyDelete
These are fun blocks, I have been watching Amy's progress at http://craftyshenanigans.blogspot.co.uk/ as she is doing the QAL too. Hope you get it done in time for Christmas!! xReplyDelete
more fab fabrics :)ReplyDelete
Your quilt is going to be fantastic!ReplyDelete
Beautiful blocks! I love that you added more red; beautiful fabrics!ReplyDelete
They are looking great together!ReplyDelete
they look great and i can believe how long it takes to set up because it is getting harder and harder for me to set mine up too! but we are in the home stretch!ReplyDelete
Very nice blocks!ReplyDelete
Wow you blocks turned out adorable. I really need to get going on mine. Thank goodness the kids start school this week!ReplyDelete
Love! What a fun holiday quilt in the making!ReplyDelete
I love love love those ornament blocks, I might have to make some of my own. :)ReplyDelete
I love your blocks, Heidi! The fabrics are very vintagey and perfect for these!ReplyDelete
I love your blocks! They are just fantastic! I would love to get in on another QAL! :)ReplyDelete
They look great! Love the shot of them all hanging together!ReplyDelete