I love Downton Abbey . . . I've always thought that time period's fashions were amazing! Not only is this show beautiful in it's writing, visuals, scenery and clothing the women are incredible and strong . . . sometimes a bit too strong :smile:!
So when Ebony at Love Bug Studios started this QAL, I had to join. I mean come on, it's only during the busiest holiday sewing time of the year but I couldn't pass it up. Yes, I'm behind but I just love looking at the beautiful fabrics (I'm using the "Mary" line) by Andover and reading Ebony's blogs as we move along.
If you'd like to join, it's not too late . . . you can find all the information and sign up for "free" here
. Ebony Love is super talented and organized and her instructions and tutorials are great! It runs until the new season starts in January.
Dec 9th: Just finished four of the first block, "Titanic". Fun block and very aptly named :smile: with beautiful bold colors!
Dec 13th: I skipped the second block and finished the two "Lady Mary" blocks. The fabrics are just amazing and the blocks came together quickly due to Ebony's pristine instructions! Yay, I'm half way to being caught up :smile:!
Dec 14th: I'm getting hooked on these blocks. This one is the focal point and is called "Castle Garden". Again, I'm really enjoying working with these bold colors and the black flourish is stunning in person. Tomorrow a new block arrives but I have one other to make and its the one that requires 12! At least I'm almost caught up!
Dec 18th: I finished two Block 5 "British Wedding" but took a break as the family will be showing up in less than 5 days for Christmas!!
Jan 2014: What a wonderful holiday! I finished four Block 6: Violet's Dream and eight of Block 7: Upstairs Downstairs. I also almost finished the 12 Block 2A/2B: King's Crown Pre-War and Post-War. Whew! I should of finished it all this month but I became distracted with my ugly sewing room so I tore it apart, repainted and rearranged some furniture. I'll have that up soon!