Christmas Challenge Completed

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!

snowflake 1

But, thankfully it did!

snowflake 2

snowflake 3

snowflake 4

The three blocks were put together,

snowflake 5

and backed with some novelty owl Christmas fabric.

snowflake 6

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…

Deb 😉


ALYoF November Goal

This year is fast coming to an end and I’m starting to run low on energy and motivation.

So my November goal will be a project that HAS to be finished!

For my Modern Quilt Guild’s Christmas Challenge this year, we have to create a Christmas item using the three non-traditional colours of red, grey and aqua. It has to be made using a technique demonstrated at our monthly meetings during the year.

I have chosen paper piecing – my fave!


This is my first block for what will eventually become a table runner 😉

Linking up to ALYoF @ Fiber of All Sorts