I finished this about a month ago and it is one of my goals for On The Windy Side's Finish Along but was hoping for some snow to arrive so I could get some really snazzy Winter Christmas photos, however despite telling us about three times that we were in for severe snow, the weathermen and women were wrong - the snow went everywhere else but Edendale!
I need to post to my blog before the Finish Along Quarter 2 ends, so here it is; the lighting is not great - the sun has arisen but the sky is very patchy with rain clouds (and I used the ipad not my camera!).
I used a charm pack of Moda's Kate Spain 'Joy', plus some fat quarters that I had picked up along the way and a neutral white tone on tone print, sewn in a simple square design with the border of half squares. It is a small lap quilt measuring 48" x 48".
I quilted straight lines to echo the squares, using a mix of red or green threads; for the border, three sides have been free-motioned in dark green with the words "We wish you a Merry Christmas" (yes, like the song), and the bottom border has got "And a Happy New Year!"
The binding is a black and white print covered in various ways from around the world of saying Merry Christmas!
The backing is a mix of a red solid and a green pinstripe.
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