Last week, while I was casually perusing the magnificent range of Christmas quilting fabric at Ballarat Patchwork, a fellow shopper asked me what sort of Christmas project I was working. I began telling her about the redwork quilt I have been working on for Little Snicker.
The conversation went along fine until she asked me how much more work I had left to go on the redwork blocks. When I told her I thought I was about a third of the way completed, she scoffed and said "Guess he won't be getting it for this Christmas then?!?" The rudeness of some people!
I came home in a huff, got the redwork out and started busying myself with finishing (well, actually starting) the last block I designed. I am pleased to tell you that I have managed to finish one of the biggest blocks in the quilt in just seven days! Here is a picture of it:
Complete with it's own little Ruldolph leading the troops:
I now have a very clear idea of what the quilt is going to look like and I am left with a mere 4 oversized blocks to stitch (3 of which are still to be designed).
I am setting myself a goal of 2 weeks to have the next block stitched (which is pretty much identical to the one I just completed) and the last 3 blocks designed and traced onto my calico. If I can get that done, I think I will be well on track to finish the quilt by THIS Christmas. Suck on that lady, is all I have to say (I hope she doesn't read my blog lol!)