My Aspen Glow quilt is coming along slowly but surely! I don’t know what it is about this stage of the process – especially with huge quilts – but the closer I get to being finished, the slower I seem to go … and the more effort it takes to make myself work on it!
While procrastinating, though, I just happened to stumble upon Lori Holt’s Have Yourself A Quilt Little Christmas Instagram Sew Along. I’ve been seeing her fun blocks popping up on my Instagram feed for a few days … and last night I threw in the towel and joined too!
I just couldn’t resist! Ever since we finished our Spring Sampler blocks, I’ve really been missing having a small project that lets me get in a little bit of sewing time.
I don’t have a ton of Christmas fabric in my stash, and I certainly don’t have any collections with the kind of color palette needed for these blocks. On a whim, I decided to use a Fat Eighths bundle of Wrens and Friends by Gina Martin, and will probably pull a few yellows from my stash to throw in the mix.
I know that this line is meant to be a summery/fall-ish kind of line, but I think that the reds, greens, and browns – with the occasional splash of aqua and pink – are translating really well as “Christmas-y” fabrics. Besides, it’ll be good to have a holiday project that won’t scream “I still haven’t put my Christmas Decorations away” when it’s still out in February!
The majority of the blocks are taken from Lori’s Quilty Fun Book, but she has been posting tutorials for a few new blocks along the way as well. Even if you’re not planning on sewing along, you have to stop by her feed and check out the blocks. They are just too adorable!!
I’m trying to force myself to finish pinning together all my Aspen Glow rows this morning so that I can knock out all the sewing during afternoon naps … but these blocks are so darn cute that I’m not sure I can resist!