Sunday, November 25

Time for a rest!

 
After six days of giveaways, I am taking a rest. Church this morning and then I'm going to come home and relax with the Sunday paper and a cappucino. Then it's time to gather up the remaining fall decorations and replace them with Christmas greens. And then.................. I think I will make another quilt block similar to this one.............

 
A little over a week ago, I sent this one off to Victoria at Bumble*Beans*Blog.  She had a bunch of these vintage Santa's and offered to send two each to anyone who would take one and make a block to send to her (the block is 12-1/2" square but I cropped it to the size above). I love that Santa is whistling while he works.......or is he just whistling and twiddling his thumbs instead of working?  Who knows? Anyway, I used some vintage green print to surround Santa and then the red and white polka dot fabric is actually a border print that I cut and mitered just right to frame Santa. The green polka dot has been in my stash for many years. I've always thought it would be a fun thing to make Christmas blocks from my stash of Christmas fabrics and maybe if I make a block with the extra Santa, it will be the start of those blocks I need to make a Christmas quilt.  Do I need to start another project? Well, of course, not. Do I want to start another project? Well, of course, I do!  Be sure and check out Victoria's blog in the coming weeks because she will be sewing her blocks together and quilting that top before you can say "Santa Claus is coming to town"!!!
Wishing you all a quiet, relaxing Sunday!
Sandi

7 comments:

Kate said...

That's a fun quilt block, Sandi. I like that Santa. Enjoy your quiet day.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

I love how you set Santa off. Great fabrics you chose, and they way that you used them.

Needled Mom said...

Sounds like a great day!!! Your Santa should be a nice addition to the group.

Lin said...

This is lovely and very 'vintage.I like it.

Nanette Merrill said...

I still am using some of the Christmas fabric you gave me with projects. I think of you when I use it. I love that santa. Fun how you made that. Fussy cutting is so enjoyable.

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