I don't know if it's too early, but I have had Christmas on the brain! I haven't stopped dreaming up quilts and decorations I want to make for the festive holiday. Perhaps it's the sudden change in weather we had? normally we have quite an extended summer in September here in Cornwall, though this year was quite different and it seemed to turn to Winter almost overnight. Whatever it is, I'm thinking it's a good thing as every year I leave all the Christmas making to the last minute and never get half my list of things done. I'm *really* hoping this year will be different, as I have a whole host of things I want to make and share.
Do you ever think so much about something you want to make that you literally obsess over it? Well, I do - only sometimes though. Case in point, the Radiant Star block. This design is featured in a Christmas quilting book I acquired over the summer. I've thought about it so much and even went to the trouble of buying in the Kona solids Tomato and Willow for my Sew and Quilt shop! I can't stop looking at it, it's one of my favourite things I've made :) I really love the traditional quilt blocks, combined with the crisp red and green solids. Now I know the piecing is far from perfect! but actually I really don't care so much. Normally it would bother me but I just can't wait to get it quilted and hung up on the wall somewhere!
Next up on the list of things to make were these padded tulip hearts. I love this little block, and thought they would look really cute in country style hearts. I took some photo's of the process and once I figure out how to transfer a paper template I've drawn out onto the computer for you all to download for free - I will share the tutorial! (if anyone can enlighten me with this sort of thing it would be much appreciated!).
I'm excited to get cracking on more festive things! Have you started yet? xo