I have tried to keep up with cutting out the Jolly Little Christmas blocks (free sew along from Lorna at Sew Fresh Quilts), so that whenever I have a free moment I can sew a few seams. The Partridge in a Pear Tree was fiddly to start, but came together nicely as long as you don’t look too closely at some of the joins. The Cotton & Steel (Fox Shrine in Gold-Red) behind is my proposed sashing fabric.
Putting it all together.
Nice. I think this colour scheme is working well. Only one of the stockings, and the starry backgrounds, are Christmas fabrics. As do many of you, I find piecing very relaxing (which may be why I have so many half-made quilts, but enough of that for now). I searched images of partridges, because I didn’t really want to use brown, and then decided to go completely un-natural with the pinks. These blocks have a lot of very small pieces, so small scale prints or solids work best (although isn’t the cheater pink-gold-aqua print on the stocking awesome! no, I didn’t piece that!).
I hope you’re all having a fabulous week! Linking up to Main Crush Monday-on-a-Tuesday at Cooking up Quilts