I have completed the first block for my Texas Christmas Quilt.
As I shared previously (here), this summer my sister and I completed the Texas Christmas Shop Hop. This week I was able to finish cutting all of the fabric. I cut almost 1000 pieces of fabric, sizes ranged from 1-inch squares to 8.5-inch squares and everything in between – squares, rectangles and triangles.
Here is a breakdown of the fabric I will be using for the front of the quilt; I have not decided what I am going to do for the back yet.
- Horseshoes – 1/4 yard
- Cowboy Hats – 1/4 yard (only because I needed to fussy cut the pieces)
- Cowboy Boots on Green – 1/4 yard (only because I needed to fussy cut the pieces)
- Green Stars – 1/4 yard
- Christmas Plaid – 1/8 yard
- Red Paisley – 1/8 yard
- Red Textured – 1 yard
- Green Textured – 1 yard
- Red and White Dots – 1/3 yard left from another project
- Black Solid – 1/3 yard
- Yellow Solid – Fat Quarter
- Brown – from my scrap bin
- Poinsettia – from my scrap bin
I decided to start with the easiest block first. This block came from the Blue Ribbon Quilt Shoppe in Wylie, Texas. The Blue Ribbon Quilt Shoppe is a little different than your typical quilt store. It is inside of a renovated house and is stuffed full of fabric. We were taken aback to find fabric outside on the covered front porch on the rainy day we visited. However, I loved seeing a group of older ladies sitting around a table doing hand applique work. Here is a link to their website if you want to check them out. BlueRibbonQuiltShoppe.com
One block down, 25 to go. Check back soon for the next block.