Tuesday, December 4, 2018

A little Christmas mystery

At the beginning of December there are many items on my Christmas to-do list, and starting a new quilt project was not one of them but...

Kathleen Tracy announced a blue and white winter themed mystery quilt with only 4 steps and I just had to jump in and participate.  Kathleen has a group on Facebook called "Small Quilt Lovers" and I have been a fan of her projects for a while.  Her instructions said this would be a simple project and could be done using just a couple of blue fat quarters and a cream colored contrast.

I could have made 8 little "X" squares in less than an hour using strip piecing techniques, but where is the fun in that?  No, instead I pulled out all my dark blue/indigo prints and chose 8 different ones.

Naturally, I had to seek out 8 different cream colored background fabrics too. Then sew them all up into 8 cute little "X" blocks, that will finish at 3 inches.

I have a striped blue and tan fabric that I'm hoping will be a nice border stripe, but not knowing what the rest of the quilt will look like, I won't know if I will end up using it.

Amazing what fun you can have when you are putting off the items on your to-do list.

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  1. What fun! Can't wait to see how this comes out! Such pretty blue fabrics!

  2. A fun project indeed. Love those tiny X blocks!


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