Back in November, I ordered some Old Sturbridge Christmas Village fabrics designed by Judie Rothermel from Marcus Fabrics and after I received them, I was itching to sew them up. I looked around at the different Christmas patterns/books and decided to use the Holiday Wishes book from It’s Sew Emma by Sherri Falls. I noticed a couple of the fabrics in the line were not as densely colored as the others and decided to use them first to see how the fabrics played with one another. It was going to work, it could be better, but this is what I had and I wanted to use it.
Off I go, this pattern was designed for a block of the month, six different block patterns and each block is made twice. I did 4 at a time and before too long I had all 12 blocks done.
Towards the middle of December, a friend offered to do some sewing for me and I got her to put the top together. She didn’t want me to release her name, but she did a great job and I’m very thankful on how much help she really was! Thank you, thank you!
Back to the line of fabric – one of the fabrics was a beautiful border fabric and it was perfect for this pattern. The fabric just said, “miter me”, sew I did! 😉
After, I got the top back, it was my job to fussy cut the stripped border and then miter the corners. I love how mitered corners look on a quilt and it really isn’t that difficult, but it would help if I did it more often so I wouldn’t forget and have to look up my instructions!
I finally got it done and I really like it. Wahoo, one of my 2017 projects finished!
I did get my first “start and finish” done for 2018 the other day. My Moda Frivol #11 is done! For the background, I used a light pink Grunge fabric by Basic Gray of Moda.
It is now with the quilter! Wahoo!
I have had several quilts (small and large) at the quilter’s and some of them are coming home to be completely finished.
First one that I completely finished was my Itty Bitty Leaves! Jan DeAlmeida quilted Itty Bitty. It is now bound and hung in the shop!
Next one, is my Indigo Star, pattern by Red Crinoline Quilts and it was quilted by LeeAnn Lively. It turned out great and I got the binding on and now it is hung up as well! Boy, I love DONE!
I am truly blessed; I hope you are blessed by your daily threads. Love and hugs,