more nights of freezing temperatures are forecasted, so it looks like I won't get any sewing done until Wednesday. Time to plan projects rather than sew projects!
Here's the layout of the critter top I posted yesterday. The completed top, made with 8-inch blocks and 1-inch and 2.5-inch borders, measures 31 x 39 inches.
Today, I played with Electric Quilt to see what a scrappy Christmas quilt might look like. Several years ago, I used up a considerable part of my Christmas fabric stash, but last summer I found a hidden stack of Christmas fabrics to replenish that stash. Since I'm not short on fabrics, I decided to upsize (is that a word?) to 12-inch blocks and use four plain blocks in my design.
A top like this, with 1.5 and 4 inch borders, would measure 47 x 59 inches.
The next step was to play with colors. I like this version, but I'm not sure how many red and green fabrics I have left. I think most of my stash is slightly non-traditional: snowmen (blue), gingerbread men (tan), Santa on the farm (red). Hmmm, that Santa fabric might be perfect for this.