My Christmas sewing list is long, very long. That is the only reason I'm listening to Christmas songs in the middle of November, I promise. The music gets me in the mood to sew Christmassy things.
Today was block 8 of the SewSweetness QAL. I haven't done block 7 yet, I ran out of time today. Today's block was supposed to look like this. Only I couldn't access the template so I decided to do my own. Please bear in mind I've never done one of these before so I had to improvise as I went along. I also decided that I wanted the word 'Joy' instead of 'Noel'.
After drawing the design out on a piece of paper I chose my fabrics and set to. The result is this.
This is the other Christmas sewing I've been doing. I tried bagging a quilt, for the first time. Maybe not the best time to try something new but it really worked well. I'm happy with the effect. I have two more of these which I just need to stitch the edges of. I'm not sure about the quilting, it may need a little hand quilting, depending on how much of my niece's quilt I get done this weekend. The box pleats in the joined pockets was super fiddly too. I burned my fingers a couple of times.