I just noticed the date of my last post was the day I wasn't feeling very good. I told my mom that morning I was feeling a bit sick at my stomach. By Friday I thought I must have food poisoning. By Saturday I was at the ER. By Monday I was having surgery. Cholesectomy. What's that you say? I had to have my gall bladder removed because of a golf ball sized stone blocking my liver. My liver was spewing bile in my body and man was I some kind of sick.
Back to the sewing timeline. Thursday, I finished the Christmas Cactus top. Friday, I had pulled out the completed Fair Isle blocks and I was making some good progress on putting those blocks together until about noon, and then all sewing ceased as you might imagine. I am so much better now that two weeks have passed. I spent some time during recovery working toward finishing the Fair Isle Christmas quilt. I had started this quilt in November,2014. It was my first sew along of choice and it is a fun one. The pattern is by Freshly Pieced found here and there is an Instagram #FairIsleQuilt.
I downsized the pattern just because two of those Reindeer were enough for me. I am making the middle. It is the best part, like pie filling. I am making the rest fit accordingly. Quilts with white backgrounds are a cause for disaster in my household. One muddy dog print and it will be all over. This will definitely be a show quilt. Also I haven't had much luck with that red Kona not bleeding when washed. But I don't mean to go off on the negative. It is a fantastic design. The colors are fresh and cheery. I do like this quilt.
Yes these photos are not the greatest. Yes, it is a wrinkly mess. Yes, the edges need trimming but I just wanted to show you that I have my FairIsle quilt top together and I am really happy to have another project top finished.
Merry Christmas to you all and Thank you for stopping by!