piece of linen in it for a bit of cross stitch.
All the fabric I used was a gift by a Stitching Angel in the Crazy Quilt International Yahoo group. She was VERY generous. This little embroidered piece was the inspiration for all my blocks.
These little guys are a cross stitch advent calendar. So, I've done 8 out of 25. Since it's 2 days before Christmas, this is on the long list...
My other dilemma is background. I used oatmeal but it doesn't show the white very well. I'd like to switch to light blue but have 8 not match? Do I do 8 on blue and then switch to another color so it looks like I did it on purpose? Then what? Ornaments? Crazy quilt? Wall hanging? These are long list decisions to make.
I thought I was keeping up with Morning Glory Designs' Art Nouveau quilt until I realized the last couple of months, I was supposed to make 2 of each. Oops. And, I'm terrified of sizing up the 3 that fit together. Here's a screen shot of the quilt with borders. I love it! But then, she sent out a picture of the quilt that includes all of the bonus blocks, too. It's fantastic! Naturally, I didn't think to keep the picture. Now I want this to be my TAS challenge for 2016. 12 more blocks and the borders. Not that we've made a decision to have a challenge. I'm just going to make my own up for now.
Last but not least, my Irish Chain. This was one of my bucket list quilts. Wedding Ring and Crazy Quilt were also on the list. This needs a fancy border and quilting. The border is 2-toned and wavy with a vine of leaves splitting them. The wavy part has me scared and so, it sits. How to deal with the corners is really the problem. Try to miter? How do I make sure each wave starts and stops at the right point to match up to the next side. Hmm. BTW, I have tons of extra intersection blocks if you want some...
So, I have no realistic expectations for these quilts to get finished any time soon. I really do need to stop with the new projects and work on what I already have before they take over!