The first project of this year's Le Petite (organized by Sinta and Sherri) is a somewhat new Schnibbles pattern called Paganini. I wrote about the pattern before when I made this chicken-inspired version about a month ago--
The really excellent thing about this particular Schnibbles pattern, though, is that Carrie Nelson gives us four versions--and two of them are distinctly different. After I had already made the "chicken Paganini," my mind started seeing other possibilities, and as soon as I had a little free time, I began a Christmas version. You can see how different the blocks look in this version.
Yes, I've tweeked the pattern a bit further by setting the blocks on point and adding stars to the wider sashing I used, but the blocks themselves are pure Paganini. Instead of charm packs, I used some of my Thimbleberries scraps and some 5" squares my club swapped.
Were you wondering about the bows? I've used wool for those that I sewed on the machine while quilting. And speaking of quilting--it's not done yet. I still need to quilt the border and bind it. I also want to sew on some red buttons for "berries" in the wreaths.
Yep, Halloween's over and it's time to look ahead to Christmas! I'll show this one again as soon as I get it all finished.