Work in progress

It’s Secret Santa season, and I’m determined not to resort to junk from the Warehouse to fulfill the under-$10 requirement for any of them.  Which means I’ve got a lot of crafting deadlines in my near future.

But I’m making good progress.  I’m almost finished making my gift for the Christchurch Bloggers Secret Santa, and this weekend I made a really good start on one for work:

I’m kind of making this one up as I go along, very loosely based on a design I saw which featured wonky Christmas trees.  I didn’t like the rest of the design, so I just borrowed the idea of wonky trees and roughly sketched this out, then started sewing without a lot more planning (as you can probably tell by the fact that I totally failed to pick fabrics that would create any sort of contrast between sky and ground – they looked different in my scrap box).  Still got to finish off the border (I’m thinking of doing the proper border thing of having contrasting squares in the corners – I *think* I know how it’s done…) and then quilt it into a placematty sort of thing – maybe I’ll be brave enough to give free-motion quilting a go…