Since I started working lots on Jingle Bell Square, I have it in my head that I want to keep working on it….I have more progress to show!
Here are the outer border pieces. I am making my quilt bigger. I have thought I had enough hour glass blocks but it turns out that I didn’t. I had to go back and make 6 red hour glass blocks and 8 green ones. They are all set to go now.
I am a little worried about he greens. Notice that they don’t really mix the best. I’m trying to not fret and just go with it. Once with the whole quilt I’m hoping it will be okay.
I sat down to start to sew the blocks together and realized- oh. I need sashing.Well sashing typically throws me off. I have a dream stash for scrap quilters all the way until you get to needing yardage. I have 1/2 yard and fat quarters but once I get to over a yard’s worth…I run into trouble. I dug through my whites and of course there’s a half yard of this…a little more of that but they don’t match…you know the routine. UGH.
I ended up finding something that was gifted to me. I think from Ila. It’s a tone on tone white. It is super wide so I’m guessing it was left overs from a quilt back fabric. It is working perfectly.
Then I realized I need cornerstones and was on the hunt for the bag of Christmas fabrics.
I finally got it all found, the pieces cut and started sewing. There are my nine strips ready to go.
Next up I need to sew the sashing in between the blocks. Little by little it’s getting done and that makes me excited.
If you missed the pattern, you can find it here as a digital pattern for purchase.
It really can be on my bed for Christmas next year!! So far, I’m loving it!
Today I am hooking up with Patchwork Times.