It is the 30th and time to post my progress on the Celebrating Mary Brown quilt. I appliqued the above block in 20 minute increments. It was making me so nervous that I could only work on it for a short time. That and it was the Christmas season, there were lots of other things to draw my attention.
It doesn't necessarily have an Alice theme or hint to it. But the pansies in the Disney version of Alice in Wonderland were one of my favorites.
I started working on another block yesterday but as you can see there is still a lot to be done.
Check out the others participating in the Celebrating Mary Brown SAL
Karen at Log Cabin Quilter
Jennie at Over the hill and running
Julie K at Julie K quilts
Cathy B at Big Lake Quilter
Nanette at Do it right quilter
Jan posts on Nanettes blog
Rebecca at Quilting in a Polar Bear Garden
I got caught up with the Cheddarback blocks. I accidentally cut the basket block with the light as the basket and the dark as the background. I decided to sew it up that way anyway and it looks fine. I hand pieced the hexagon-like block with fussy cutting in the middle.
I really like the black and red block.
The hourglass block was inside an online order I received. You can see the original state of the orphan block below. Since it was similar to the block I needed to sew, I took it apart, matched the center seam and cut it to size.
I made the little tree from the Temecula Christmas SAL. It's sandwiched but I haven't quilted it yet. It was a fun mindless project. The little blocks took about 15 minutes to cut and sew each day.
And then I felt like sewing one day during the holidays. You know how it is, you just feel like putting fabric through the machine. So I got out my floral scraps and matched them up with semi-solids to make some 36 patches. The fabric needs to be used up so I guess this will be my no pressure/when I get around to it sewing for a while.
And I'll end with the only Christmas pictures I took this year - sigh. The first is a gift from my SIL next to one of my favorite dolls. The little house is a lighted toy store with Santa inside. It is a continual snow scene. It's quite heavy and my SIL paid the postage to get it here - gasp! The doll is a Mary Hoyer doll with a sweater outfit made by Pauline McEnery.
One of my granddaughters left her mittens in the backyard. And someone put them on the tree in the front yard to wait for her return. I suspect foul play here. . .
It's been a busy month. I always look forward to January because even though the days are short and it is cold. . . no one needs me to do anything for them so I have a whole uninterrupted month and I know exactly which project is going to get the bulk of my attention.
See you when I surface,