Three more Magic of Christmas blocks have been released. I had some sewing time this weekend and completed blocks 14 and 16. Block 14 in the photo above was a struggle for me. There were lots of bias edges and little points to match up, and my units weren't coming out a uniform size. I starched the fabric ahead of time, used a quarter inch seam allowance and pressed my seams open. Things didn't go together as perfectly as I like, but I suppose in the grand scheme of things it won't be too noticeable.
Block 16 was somewhat better, but that little 2 1/2 inch star in the middle of the block was a doozy to get right. My little stars reminded me of the Buggy Barn Crazy Stars, are any of you familiar with them? lol They are pretty wonky in an amusing and whimsical fashion. That's what mine are as well. Right....
Here are all the blocks I have made so far on the design wall. I love the combination of red and green for this quilt. I think I will make six more red blocks and five more green ones. I like the diagonal setting and will separate the blocks with a narrow lattice. I am thinking of doing scrappy setting squares in various background fabrics and if I can fine a nice red and green border fabric I will go with that, otherwise I will use a red small scale print.
Hope you all had a good weekend. I decompressed from the Disnleyland trip and occupied myself with tidying, laundry and a bit of sewing.