The South Australian Guild gave all those attending the December 2010 meeting a fat quarter of Christmas fabric. There were three different prints; snowmen, angels and Christmas trees. We were only instructed to make something, so with no rules it was great to see the results this December.This was the wall hanging I made for the challenge...I couldn't help but use every little bit of fabric, when the squares are only 2" cut! The pattern was from the Moda Bakeshop and is called Christmas Wreath Wall Hanging by The Calico Horse. I had lots and lots of fun with the quilting, stippling in the white background and using a free motion teardrop echo shape over the wreath, giving it a lovely curved look. I never appreciated how much better a wall hanging would sit flat on the wall because it was heavily quilted, this is now my favorite Christmas decoration.
I liked the snowman fabric, so did DS1 so he demanded a large piece for another project (to be included in a different post) which left me with only a few snowmen to play with. I decided snowball blocks would be appropriate for a table runner, but things didn't quite work out that way....it was hard to avoid chopping off their heads! The projects other ladies made were fantastic, table runners aplenty, wall hangings, as well as journal covers, pot holders, decorations, door stoppers, quilts and even a bag with working fairy lights!
Happy quilting, Sue SA.