In one of my quilt groups it's custom to make a friendship block for the leaving member. The person leaving chooses and prepares the background blocks for everyone as well as a few coordinated fabrics. Unfortunately we have to say good bye to two members very soon. That's definitely the downside of our "expat" life. Nothing stays the same; people come and people go and one has to adjust constantly to the new reality.
I also made my second block for Blogger's free BOM. It was designed by Vicki Welch and you can find it here.
I think I like the combination of the soft blue with the red. I can't wait to see how it further unfolds.
I also found a lovely tutorial here via A Spoonful of Sugar for paper flowers and though I could make them into Christmas cards.
I hope you were also enjoying a bit of sewing or crafting time this week.