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Sometimes, I see a quilt block, and I know I must sew it. Gertrude is one of them. I discovered the pattern in a back issue of Love Patchwork & Quilting Magazine. I liked it from first sight—and it is paper pieced too, one of my favourite sewing techniques.

(c) 2015 by hs

(c) 2015 by hs

So I sat aside my work on Confetti Forest and squeezed in this wonderful treat. I used the winter/Christmas prints I bought when my favourite quilt store closed last year.

I have no plans on what to do with this block. Maybe sew some more and make a winter/Christmas quilt. Maybe wait until I come upon another block which I cannot resist sewing, and then another and another …