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A French General Christmas

Hooray!! My French General Christmas block of the month is finished!!

Well actually that’s not entirely true…

I really wanted this finished by Christmas and with so much going on I knew that was a big ask. Time was not on my side, the last block of the month was the fabrics for the borders and binding and my parcel went missing twice! The wonderful Fat Quarter Shop staff were amazing after the first one went missing and sent the parcel again, no cost, no questions asked. The second parcel has never turned up either and I couldn’t possibly ask FQS to send a third parcel; that really is stretching the friendship. {I won’t make any comments here about Australia Post for fear of offending them and never receiving another parcel again – they read my blog right?} Luckily I found some Petite Ecole in a great LQS and was able to “finish” it. Fortunately the backing fabric was sent with the first block way back in January.

You can see the outline perle quilting on this block

So I have cunningly finished it enough. What does that mean? Well, I have machine quilted in the ditch around the blocks so the quilt is held together enough and I have sewn on my binding. I have started hand quilting around each of the appliqué shapes with No 12 Perle thread in nice big easy stitches. So enough is that I can hang it up and enjoy it and then whip it back down and continue the hand quilting when I get a chance.

I love the Santa and the reindeer

Happy Christmas to me! I do love how this has turned out. If you are interested in a block of the month I can’t recommend the Fat Quarter Shop enough for great service.

I love the simplicity of the tree

Quilt stats:
Design: The Night Before Christmas by Bunny Hill Designs
Fabrics: La Petite Ecole by French General for Moda
Finished size: 59″ x 49″
Hand needle turn appliqué
Machine pieced blocks and borders
Hand and machine quilted

You can read my other posts about making this quilt here, here and here.

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