Okay then, first off, Happy 2014! I have some big goals for the coming year and am super excited to get this thing started!
And now, as you may or may not have heard, we had a wee bit of an Ice Storm here (New Brunswick, Canada) over Christmas. See how thick the ice is on the branch above! There were downed tree branches all over the place and major power outages that are still being fixed. Our power went out on December 23rd in the afternoon and didn't come back until mid-morning December 26th. A unique Christmas to remember indeed. (We took pics of the kids unwrapping their gifts wearing hoodies and snowpants!)
But anyway, the ice made for a cool background for quilt pictures. (It was just a very grey day when we were out though). This is my Christmas One-Block Wonder all quilted and bound.
I'm really pleased with how it turned out and must say I can even see myself making another of these in the future!
I used the fabric that I cut the blocks from for the outer border as well.
I especially like the flying birds and stars blocks. I also like how the blocks cut from the trees in the original fabric turned out to look like wreaths.
We still have all the ice on the trees, but hopefully it will just melt gradually enough as not to cause more problems.
Thanks for stopping by! Cheers to a wonderful 2014! Posted by Riel Nason