This is the last block to be appliqued while I was gone last week. The riders have some goofy smiles on their faces...guess they are having fun! One more block to go...and I can start to assemble the quilt. Then the long tedious job of quilting it begins. I've decided to hand quilt it...instead of sending it off to the long-arm quilter for machine stitching.
I have also decided to do a second version...in pastels. I know, that sounds strange...BUT...one of the ladies in my group is using pastels and it is just gorgeous. I'll leave off the "JOY" and "NOEL" or change that to read SNoW or something...so it can be used all winter if I want.
Edited to Add: the BIG eyes drove me crazy...so I took them off and went back to the little style instead.