So I decided to use some of the more traditional colors in my scrap drawer - dark reds and olive greens, and a Moda Bella Cream for a background.
I cut them into a bunch of 2 inch squares.
From squares to a 9 patch -
And then to here - alternating greens and reds for an Irish Chain.
These are 5 inch squares.
Meanwhile, I'd been wanting to try embroidering some Gail Pan designs, because I've been so inspired by the sweet designs I've seen on Kathy's Quilts and Gretchen's Little Corner recently. I decided to see if I could check out a Gail Pan book at the library, and found this one -
After borrowing a light box from a friend, I traced up a simple design, and a short time later, I had it completed!
I will definitely be stitching up more of the projects from this book! In fact, I have another one traced to work on this afternoon.
So now I'm thinking about changing out at least one of my plain cream background squares in the Christmas project with some embroidery - like this!
If I add another column on to the right, the heart would be the center square. I think I like that!
Linking up with Cynthia at Quilting is more fun than Housework for Oh Scrap today
and also Kathy's Quilts for Slow Sunday Stitching.