Apparently, October is a trigger for me to think about Christmas… or at least my Christmas Cactus quilt. Remember this?
I started cutting fabric on September 27, 2009 (yes, nearly a year later) and then made some serious sewing progress by my post on October 26, 2009. Mom started – and finished – her large version of it within the next two weeks or so. Mine languished.
I picked it up here and there, sewed together a couple of sets, put it down, and basically accomplished not very much. At our Stitch & Bitch on Saturday, I had nothing to show and nothing planned to sew. I grabbed the plastic shoe box of Christmas Cactus blocks, and finished off the last six sets of four. Yes – ALL 100 nine patch blocks are finished! Better yet, they’re all sewn into rows, half of the rows are sewn into quarters, and I only have to get two more quarters assembled – five rows of five blocks each – and it will be ready for borders.
I think I might actually get this done in time for Christmas 2010.