This quilt has been slow and steady. But they say that is what will win the race.
I have no problem working with Christmas fabrics in January. No, I am not getting a head start for 2013, I am playing catch up for 2012. Just a few pictures to remind, or show you for the first time, my project.
My new motto, is, buy it, and use it. No more petting and saving. Why? Because I will always find something new that I just MUST HAVE....
So, I bought this one yard bundle of fabrics.
I added two fabrics I already had for a total of 12 yards of fabric.
I cut them into squares.
Sewed them into 2 patches then 4 patches.
I kept on working until I had a quilt top!
Christmas came and went so it was put away in the closet. But now was the perfect time to let her out. I picked out my backing. yes, it is pink! Who said you cannot use pink for Christmas?
Sandwiched and pinned.
Many years ago I heard that if you make a quilt top with geometric shapes you should quilt it with swirls. The opposite for a flowery quilt.
Quilt it with straight lines.
I do not machine quilt. I only hand quilt. So, some of my favorite ways to quilt is in a diagonal grid, in the ditch, shadow quilting, even swirls in a border.
This was going to be new to me!
I took two different size bowls and drew (with my crayola washable marker) circles all over the top. I have never done circles. Hearts, flowers stars, but not circles.
This is what it looks like with the markings. Hope you can make them out.
I am using red thread. The only problem I am having is loosing the thread on the quilt. I like to quilt while I watch TV, if I look up at the TV, I have a heck of a time finding my spot. LOL!
I hope to have this finished in a few weeks and then look forward to showing you my finished quilt.