I had the nicest Thanksgiving week, thanks so much for your best wishes, I hope you had a great week too.
So as several as you suggested, I've been unsewing my Starlight blocks a few at a time. I'm making progress and have just a small stack left to go. I still need to trim the blocks and figure I"ll do that all at once.
I'm not going to press and trim these blocks, I'm gong to cut new ones. That's just some Moda Bella Solid that I buy by the bolt, I figure at $6 per yard that's the most efficient way to go.
So while I finish trimming my Starlight blocks I figured I would start something new, a Christmas something.
I like to make Christmas quilts in December, in 2009 I made Oh Christmas Tree (LQ# 53), 2010 I made Red, White and Wonderful (LQ#64), in 2011 I wrapped up my FQS Kate Spain Mystery BOM (LQ#)71, and last year I made Vintage Holiday (LQ#100). This is the start of Round & Round by Camille Roskelley for thimble blossoms. My half square triangle units are trimmed and ready, I'm hoping to make some blocks this week. The fabric is by Kate Spain for Moda.
I plan to attack my Christmas To Do list this week, so sewing time will be scarce. I did get a start on my decorating this past weekend. Here's something new for my house, an advent calendar. This came from Pottery Barn, is hand painted canvas, and huge.
Those numbered pockets are a great size, perfect for giant chocolate bars, but I figure if I filled those pockets with chocolate bars they wouldn't make it a week, let alone a month. So I'm going to do my advent calendar in reverse, and add a candy cane to each pocket each day. Once it's Christmas my wall hanging will be full of pretty candy canes instead of empty candy bar wrappers.
Even though this is a very busy time of year, it's my favorite, let the fun begin.