Yesterday, Christmas arrived in the classroom at In Between Stitches with the Midnight Star class. The quilt is from the Comfort and Joy book by Mary Hickey.
The girls started to arrive early with bins of precut squares for snowball blocks, nine patches and flying geese.
The fabric selections were so bright and cheerful.
Gotta love the plaids! I'm starting to notice more and more plaids, checks, polka dots and stripes are appearing in the classroom when I'm teaching. Everyone knows that I'm Plaid to the Bone!
After a little bit of instruction, blocks started appearing on the design walls.
Very precise marking and cutting for "the snowballs".
Toward the end of the afternoon, we started auditioning border fabrics.
The end results are going to be a great addition to any home for Christmas.
Start your Christmas projects now before time runs out. You know, we say every year that we are going to start earlier.....well folks, let this be the year to get those Christmas projects finished. How many of us have unfinished projects from last year, or the year before, that we can pull out of the closet and finish. I remember the year I made two quilts to give away at Christmas. One was for my mom and the other was for my sister. I couldn't wait for them to open up their presents. That was a gift to myself.....the anticipation of watching them open their presents.
Let the festivites begin!