Yellow and green aren't really the classic Christmas colours, but it is far too late to start anything Christmassy. I have had a quick riffle through unfinished projects and have settled on this panel of strips, ready to be cut into squares. The strips on the left and the right are both cut from the same piece of Japanese fabric which I bought ages ago at a quilt show. It is high time I used it. A bit of therapeutic piecing is in order when I get the chance, a welcome change after stitching the landscape, which was all about threads.
We are in for a quiet Christmas, with just our daughter due for ten days until the New Year. We have had a friend over from Germany earlier this month, followed by our son on a weekend stay from Ireland. The Christmas cards have started arriving, and I'm dreaming of home-made mince pies...
This is the last linky here before Christmas, as it is Andrée's turn next week, so I am looking forward to seeing some seasonal projects. My project is tidying the sewing room. I might be able to post a picture of it, but not yet while it still looks as though a bomb has hit it. So even if it's not strictly a sewing project, but just a sort out, or knitting, or cooking, I would love to see what you are doing.
Apologies for being late with the linky. All my good intentions yesterday evening fell flat, then I stayed up far too late to see the first election results come in, after I swore I wouldn't...
Here goes for week 259:-
Many thanks to Vicki for linking up with her batik star quilt last time. If you haven't seen her blog post yet, nip over now and see more.
If you love free motion quilting, whether you are a beginner just taking the plunge, or you have reached the stage where you can do ostrich feathers with your eyes shut and still achieve perfect symmetry, then please link up.
Remember, FMQ is FMQ, whether your machine was made last week, or it is older than your granny.
Here are the very easy and slightly elastic rules:-
1. Link up with any recent post, ideally from the last week but within the last month, which features a free motion quilting project, whether it is a work in progress or a finish.
2. Link back to this post in your own post.
3. Visit as many of the other participants as possible and say hello in the comments box.
4. The link up will remain open for five days, from midnight to midnight GMT for the long weekend, Friday to Tuesday.
So far quilters from the USA, England, Wales, Australia, Canada, Germany, Holland, New Zealand, France, Macau, Russia, Ireland and Brazil have taken part. The first participant from each new country will get a special mention the following week.