Christmas Figs Done Scrappy, Part 1
I’ve been working on a new holiday quilt called Christmas Figs. It’s been so much fun!
The folks at Fat Quarter Shop sent me a review copy of the Christmas Figs book, and I could not wait to dive in.
I made the first few blocks at a fall retreat in Buena Vista, Colorado last September.
I did the cutting at home so I’d be ready to whip them up when I arrived.
They turned out to be more labor-intensive than I expected so there wasn’t much “whipping” to it, but I managed to finish several blocks.
I made the first ones so they looked pretty much like the blocks in the book.
In the early stages, I wasn’t too worried about putting my own spin on the quilt.
But when I got home and start making blocks again, around Thanksgiving time, this was the first block I made:
I hated it. I thought it was hideous. I set it aside and thought maybe that once it was scattered in with so many other blocks, it would be okay.
I kept making blocks.
This little house is adorable. I remember when you had to make templates for a Schoolhouse block because there were patches that couldn’t be easily rotary cut and pieced.
But Fat Quarter Shop has devised a way to make it with nothing weird or difficult, and I can see it as the basis for an entire quilt.
To be continued…
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