This picture-filled post shows when a bunch of the local Good Heart Quilters (my little quilting group) got together to trade Christmas Tree blocks (pattern found on *this* post).
Usually we don’t meet in December, but then Leisa had this idea about these Christmas Tree blocks. Those who were interested in the swap came together in a Flash Mob Quilt Night; we had a great time, although family trips and sickness prevented some from coming.
We’re nothing if not helpful. Some of us had our trees already made, so we all pitched in a sewed, ironed and trimmed the others’ blocks so we all went away with our set.
We dealt out all the blocks. I asked everyone to count their blocks, for after an evening of letting loose with children-and-husband-and-life stories, lots of laughing (too many delicious cookies) I couldn’t be depended on to get the numbers right.
This is one of mine, made afterwards, with a bit of my husband’s blue-and-white plaid shirt.
Now I either need to make 4 more blocks, or rethink everything and add a ton more. We could use another Christmas TV-watching quilt, because of:
The Crown, streaming off of Netflix, fictionalizing Queen Elizabeth as a young woman.
Poldark, on PBS (we watched the first season via CDs from Netflix).
And apparently Endeavor, a crowd-pleaser in our house, will return for a fourth season.
Oh, and then there’s that big event called Christmas, which needs some time…Happy Quilting!