Luckily I found some fabrics in my stash that will be fine, I dont' have to go and buy more. Using up fabrics I have was one of the excuses for making the quilt in the first place! I have included some christmasy holly fabric given to me by my bag swap partner Marie. I think it's got the country style, non glitzy look I'm going for.
I am planning to make blocks of about 8 inches, each block will be different, I will use applique, embroidery and patchwork such as pieced stars. I'm going to make it up as I go along!
Here is an appliqued star I made last night. It is bond-a-webbed with blanket stitch edging using the aqua thread Jemma gave me in the Red and Aqua swap. Tonight I embroidered "Merry Christmas" on cream fabric using the red thread from Jemma, it's coming in useful already.
I'll post more pictures as I go along.
Bye for now, Maria.