Is everyone who's working on this project done with their fourth section? No?! Ah, I see one or two of you are, or are almost done--good quilters! Give yourselves a pat on the back, but be careful not to give yourselves a rotator cuff injury, 'cause that's not too good for sewing. Of course, it just might get you out of doing dishes, doing laundry, and cleaning house, but is it really worth it if you can't quilt?
I love Lynette Jensen's patterns. I know she gets some criticism for wasting fabric, but the way she has us do things is fairly quick and easy. Tonight I got the fence/stars section cut and sewn in just about two hours--not too bad! That's it up there at the top. I mentioned that I was going to substitute something for those pinwheel and hourglass filler blocks and thought I might applique some mittens. Today I spent part of my lunch hour drawing up an idea, so I took a photo to show you--sorry it's kind of dark, but the camera never seems to get a good photo of anything white when it uses the flash:
This is, of course, part of this fourth section, so I can't really claim to be done yet, but I still have a day or two before the deadline.
Thank you all for the compliments on my Trees on the Table toppers! I just love the bright and cheerful look of this fabric--it's a little different from what I normally work with, but not outside my comfort zone. I'm excited that several of you have taken up the challenge too! Don't forget to let Marcie know you've completed it so she can post your photo in her gallery and add a link to your blog. If you want to see some of the other toppers, click HERE to get to Marcie's gallery. It's fun seeing how these turn out using different fabrics to get a different look. And if you haven't started one of these yet, there's still time. I think once I finish this Hometown Christmas section, I'll switch machines again and get these two quilted along with the Thimbleberries Christmas topper that I abandoned on Saturday morning. It's either that or stay with the piecing and work on my Jo's Little Women Club project next, which consists of teeny tiny 9-patch blocks. I think they end up being 1-1/2" finished. Yeah, maybe the quilting would be easier!