THE OFFICIAL HALFWAY MARK!!! These are blocks 55 & 56 out of 111! :)
Red, White & Green
Considering the stores have been playing Christmas Carols since like EASTER, I thought I'd show a little restraint by waiting until DECEMBER to make Christmas-themed FW blocks.
#97 - Waste Not
I L.O.V.E love this block. The first time I saw it in the book I KNEW the windmilly thing needed to be red. Because the red pieces are so skinny, I fussy cut the fabric to avoid blotchiness. I think the solid red (well, there IS a very tiny dark dot for interest) is fabulous.
See, I've had it in my mind's eye all along that red would just be an accent color here and there in this quilt. This block is EXACTLY what I had in mind. Nice, strong, crisp contrast, but not too much red.
#85 - Square Dance
This Flower Sugar print is responsible for all the gingham I've been using.
I love this panel type print - especially when you fussy cut ... its like 2 prints for the price of one. But until now I hadn't found a way to use these pretty little wreaths. I was SO happy to find this block with such a big square in the middle.
PLUS, I like how the wreath sort of references my Christmas theme for this block too. Almost like it was planned ... ;)