Ready for Christmas

We are hitting temperatures of 100+, but I have Christmas in mind. I was able to complete the piecing of a stack n’whack Christmas quilt. The fabric I chose was from the Sweet Christmas line by Moda. I found the pattern idea on The Little Fabric Blog by Angie. Super easy, quick, and fun to make.

The binding will be a green, holly fabric.

Today’s small art piece is another spread the word quilt block.

Stack n’Whack

It was predicted that we would hit 100 degrees today, which we did. I did my running around in the “cool” part of the morning, and spent the rest of the day in AC.
I  had stacked the fabric squares last night, so I was ready to whack this afternoon. There were a few moments of anxiety because I have never cut through more than two fabrics at a time. I started out stacking four, then felt confident to move up to six. Instead of whacking all of the fabric stacks, I decided to stop and make a few blocks. The fabrics I chose are filled with movement and fun. The blocks are definitely happy blocks. I am a bit concerned about two fabric choices that are darker in color than the others, but I think it will work out if I place them correctly.
The Stack N’Whack method is quick and easy. I am glad I had invested in some rulers in different sizes. The 8.5″ block ruler makes it easy and quick to accurately square up the blocks. I am looking forward to piecing the blocks by the end of this week.

Stack of 18 completed blocks

I cannot choose a favorite out of the blocks I completed today. So much fun!