Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Christmas Already?

 Are you sewing along with the Fat Quarter Shop's Christmas mystery?

Me neither.

It's too early for thoughts of Christmas, right?!? 

But I do love a good mystery, and I wanted to sew block #2 called "hard candy" (click here for the pattern link). It looked quick and so darn cute!  Well it wasn't that quick because I made a few mistakes as you can see on the red blocks. 

I sewed the block on Elsie (a 221 Featherweight born in 1951) and she enjoyed the opportunity to sew again. Her tension is perfect and she is a treat to sew on. 

Once I fixed my mistakes and completed the block I was quite happy with the fabrics I found for these sweet candy blocks.

And here is it with block #1 from last week.

And then block #3 was posted, so I checked it out. It took me a while to "see" the pattern as 4 Christmas cards. I couldn't visually decipher the card block, but once I "saw" it, I didn't understand why it took me so long!

I hope to sew up some fabric Christmas cards on the weekend for block #3. And I suppose I should admit that I have indeed started another mystery quilt! 

Even though it's Wednesday, I'll link up to the Monday Design Wall posts over at Judy's.


Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

oh how cute!!!!

loulee said...

LOL Yep, you're hooked.

Julierose said...

Really cute blocks there!! Before we know it Christmas will be here...every
year it seems to take me by surprise somehow...hugs, julierose

sue s said...

I saw a lot of commentary on FB about the cards. Many like you just couldn't "see" it. Someone had found a hack to make them look more card-like. Sorry I don't remember whose page it was.

Anorina @SameliasMum said...

Once October arrives, I'm ready to start my Christmas sewing projects. I think your blocks look like fun and Elsie is a beauty.

ButterZ said...

I love how these blocks are coming together. The cards are cute but those lollies are very sweet too. I’m glad you fixed them without too much frustration.