Only 4 days left until Christmas. Are you ready?
I have all my shopping done, gifts finished and just a couple left to wrap. Everything that can be done ahead is ready to go. The problem is, I have four Christmas parties to go to, and they all fall within 3 days. One of the parties is here, so somehow I have to make food for all four parties and clean my house. I’ve started making lists, in the hope that I won’t forget anything. I plan to start cooking and cleaning on Thursday, but until then, I have time to finish up a couple quilts!
The first is one that I started this summer. Last week I finally got around to quilting it.
As you can see, I didn’t do an all-over pattern, but tried to emphasize the different blocks in the quilt.
When I do that, I match the thread color to whatever color fabric I am quilting on. I match the bobbin thread with each color change and it makes for some interesting patterns on the back of the quilt. More importantly, I don’t see all the little tension dots that appear when you are using a contrasting bobbin color.
The quilt is going in my downstairs TV room. See?
This is the quilt that has been hanging there for the past 4 years. Can you believe that I left something unchanged that long?
It was time for a change. (BTW, this quilt can be found in my Fat Quarter Cottage book)
I have to say, I like the softer colors against the blue wall.
You might recognize the pattern from my last Christmas fabric line, “At Home for the Holidays”. This was the free pattern.
I just changed up the applique and added a row to each side of the quilt, as I had such a large wall to fill.
(The pattern is free to you by clicking here: At Home for the Holidays
That’s it for today. I’ve got a couple more quilts to get binding on before my company comes, so I will show them later.
In case I don’t check in before this weekend, I just want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and safe travels.