Have you all been across to Joanna's place to see what we're up to on the QAL weekend? If not, get over to her QAL tab and sign up to Mr Linky; take up the Challenge, and get your thinking caps on!
The first thing that I came up with was the thought that QuiltSue should not be allowed to set such a bloody difficult task - I ask you, a Christmas themed quilt without using red or green? Surely it's not natural!
Then I started to get the seeds of an idea, and over a cup of coffee and a copy of the Telegraph, I doodled a little something out. Then I turned my doodle into a sketch ... and then I put my sketch onto graph paper.
I did some sums to make sure my graph paper design didn't break the size requirements and I am now happy with what I have.
The next trick, of course, is to translate the design into a cutting list; but that will be later - for now, I'm celebrating by running around the world to see what you lot are up to!