Friday, Dec. 23rd...a gray, rainy morning in my part of WI. Hard to believe we were below zero just a few days ago. Yesterday the temps hit 40 degrees...it felt like spring. Here is another Father Christmas piece I am working on. Originally I had planned a 6 block wall hanging, but after completing 2 blocks, I was satified. I added a narrow border of the black fabric to make it just a bit bigger, and am now piecing the checkboard to go around all four sides. I've photographed it against a piece of red fleece on my ironing board. Actally the red looks pretty good there..but I don't think I would add it. I will be embellishing this one with star buttons for sure, and maybe something else.A couple of questions answered...For quiltpixie..love your suggestions..have no clue what I will do til I begin..*VBG* For Calico Cat..the squares were 1.5", finishing at a 2" four patch, so it wasn't hard to make that black inner border the right size for the checkerboards to come out even. If I had done 6 of the FC's, there would have been 3 different red coats and same with 3 different green ones.