Last night I spent some time looking through my Dear Jane signature blocks from the first DJ Christmas signature block swap in 2008. This is the time of year when I begin to think of decorating the house for Christmas, and I always wish I had a Christmas quilt for the bed. Then I remembered this bag of blocks from the swap. I trimmed the ears off of the backs of the blocks and counted them to try and figure out how to set them. There are 150 blocks. The Dear Jane quilt has 169, and with the triangles it won't quite cover a queen bed. So I'm wondering if any of you in the swap have made a quilt (or even just the top) from your blocks, and if so how did you set them? These blocks are reallly cute and would be easy to trim up and put together into a top and then do a bit of quilting. Some people did applique', embroidery, sequins, and buttons. Here are just a few:
Love this one from Florida with Santa is swim trunks.
Beading on this one:
Applique' on this one:
Sequins with beads on this one:
This one had a gingerbread man with gingerbread fabric to match:
This is the pile of them. There are red and green, but there are gold, blue and some black. It would be interesting to arrange by color like I did my first DJ signature swap quilt. Ideas???
Hope you are either doing some stitching today or out enjoying this beautiful weather.