My November goal for ALYoF (link up #8) was to complete a Christmas challenge project for my guild, the Tasmanian Modern Quilt Guild.
For this challenge, we had to use the three non-traditional colours of grey, red and aqua to create a Christmas item using a technique demonstrated at our monthly meetings throughout 2015.
I chose foundation paper piecing to create a Christmas table runner.
My first (and third) block was a paper pieced star block – actually a “flower” – a free pattern from shop martingale.
I used some lovely Christmassy grey background fabric combined with Amy Butler Lark, Cotton and Steel basics and Studio RK Fusion Garden Geo Splatter.
My second block was a complicated snowflake block – a free pattern available on Craftsy.
I was a bit worried as I was piecing this block that it wasn’t going to work out. There were many pieces involved!
But, thankfully it did!
The three blocks were put together,
and backed with some novelty owl Christmas fabric.
I kept the quilting simple by outlining the main shapes in each block.
So there it is – my completed November goal and a new project ready for my table this Christmas!
Now to think up a new goal for this next busy month of December…