Friday, January 26, 2018

{Post 1,576} 2018 Parker Christmas Quilt Started

I have seen this pattern floating around magazines and Pinterest for many years. I finally ordered one, and here is what I've got after a couple days of chopping up and piecing shirt scraps.

The blocks are 8-1/2" square. I opted to go completely scrappy, as you can see. The tree in the fourth row down is pieced from scraps as well. I figured, why not?

Here is the original pattern. I am only changing the fabric selection. I don't know what I will do for the outermost border yet. Stay tuned! Hopefully, I won't be quilting this one the week of Christmas like I did the one for 2017! I won't be putting that one yellow star on there.

I am firmly blaming Julie and Bonnie for my shirt addiction. Not only do I have the following picture to "debone", but I bought 8 more shirts today, all large, long-sleeved. I needed the colors in the new shirts, in my defense! That's my story, and I'm sticking with it.