This pattern is so much fun ... I don't do a lot of applique anymore, but love this pattern because the applique pieces are quite large. For instance, the first month we are working on the tree blocks ... each block measures around 12 1/2 x 28 1/2 ... that is a large block! In the group, our esteemed leader, Julie Kursave, laid out a timetable so it would be easy to keep up with the stitching.
Month 1 was trees, month 2 log cabins, and month 3, angel block. When you get three good friends together, two sewing machines, and lots of Christmas cheer this is what you get:
I did most of the tracing of the applique shapes on the pellon (we are using the double applique method because I have a bolt of pellon that I have had forever); Mindy did cutting and sewing, Michelle did cutting and sewing, and I did a little sewing, but in addition to my pellon job, my main job was turning the shapes. It is great to sew with friends because you share material and ideas. I just love the combinations that come out of teamwork and brainstorming! Julie joined us later and she had a beautiful Christmas quilt she was starting to cut out, but I didn't get any pictures of it unfortunately.
Michelle's block before she got is glued on: