Once I finished Christmas Garden Lattice I was still in the mood to work on a Christmas project, but what to do, my stash is currently limited to Kate Spain Christmas fabric. I admired a few "Spell it with Moda" projects using Christmas words and decided to give that a try.
I did have some red reindeer yardage from a Primitive Gatherings line in my red stash so I decided to make a red and white Christmas word quilt. I also decided to shrink the Moda alphabet blocks down by half.
This was my first word.
Unfortunately I didn't feel any joy for my "joy" word. Too many red and white quilts in my past I guess.
But I did like the idea so instead I just pulled Christmas colors from my regular stash and came up with this.
I wish I would have stumbled across this idea sooner. One word a day the month of December would be a fun month. Once Christmas is over I'm guessing I'll be out of the mood to work on this project and since I have finished my one new Christmas quilt for this year, I'm considering this a jump start on next December's project. I plan to have maybe 13 rows of words separated by star and tree blocks.
At our house we enjoy Christmas Eve as much or more as Christmas day, it's the perfect combination of having everything done and the anticipation of what is to come, we call it a very magical day. I hope you and your family have a very magical day too.
Best wishes friends for a wonderful and safe holiday season.