So I was looking at all the finished ornament blocks on my design wall and I just couldn't shake the feeling that something was missing. It took awhile for me to figure out what, then it hit me, the ornaments were levitating not hanging! After decorating 3 Christmas trees this season, I have a lot of experience with hanging ornaments. So I decided to make my ornaments hang by adding a little gray "ribbon" to the top of each ornament block.
The strip of gray fabric is 3/4" which finished at 1/4". And just a reminder, my blocks are 6 inches, not 9 inches like the blocks in Camille's Vintage Holiday pattern, which is the pattern I'm using for my project.
Then I got to thinking some more, how I didn't want all the ornaments hanging exactly the same, so I added 3 different lengths of "ribbon" to the blocks and came up with this.
Then I added my sashing and ended up with this. It doesn't show up in this picture, but the sashing fabric has the prettiest little green leaf design.
Right now this project is around 44" x 51", I plan to add an outer border, but not yet. If I added a border to this project it would be done and go on my Lifetime Quilt list as number 99. But I want Memories of Provence to be Lifetime Quilt Number 99. And if I added the border after I got MoP finished this would be Lifetime Quilt Number 100, and this is NOT Lifetime Quilt Number 100, so it looks like I'll start the year with a UFO after all. I know a lot of you are so relieved to hear that!
We had the nicest Christmas at our house, my daughter was able to make it home for a few days and we enjoyed every minute of our time together. I hope Christmas was just as merry at your house.