This year I decided I would try to use up all my holiday fabrics - a self-imposed Holiday Cheer Challenge. I have a Christmas project box that I haven't been into for ages so decided to get it out and check the contents. I didn't find a Partridge in a Pear Tree but did find:
56 Christmas Happy Blocks (swapped long ago with 4 inch centers and 2 inch sides)
7 Christmas Happy Blocks (from who knows where with 4.5 inch centers and 2 inch sides)
8 - seven inch Ornaments (in a bag along with some green background fabrics from the thrift store)
1 Vintage Spin block (untrimmed and centerless. I think I was going to make a Peppermint Twist quilt??? because I found the block on top of)...
...a pile of peppermint fabrics.
47 - Five inch swapped Christmas Charms
14 Delectable Mountain blocks ( leftover from making a Delectable Mountain quilt of Christmas fabrics. Some blocks were swapped.)
A big uncounted pile of 6.5 inch swapped squares.
29 - Four inch HSTs (left over from making a tree skirt plus three corner pieces cut off of tree skirt to make an octagonal shape. Not sure where fourth corner went???)
19 - 10 inch Roman Stripe blocks (I don't even remember making)
And that's the end of the box contents.
So, what to do...what to do...
I made 34 more Happy Blocks to add to the 56 that were in the box. Now I have 90 for a 9 x 10 layout (58.5 x 65). This will make a third Christmas quilt for me. And that is how many grandchildren I have so when they get older and have their own homes they can each have one.
I'm thinking about what to do with the rest of the box contents and my box of Christmas fabrics. Time will tell.