Well, our tree is finally up and the decorations are hung. The nativity set is out and in place. Some of the presents are wrapped. We are almost ready for Christmas!
It’s been a bit quieter in my sewing room, although I am working on a few projects that I hope to show you later this week. Most of my projects lately have been little quilts. Except for one.
Just before our daughter, Molly, moved to Florida, we were shopping at a quilt shop and she found this fabric and asked if I would make her a bed quilt.
Cute, huh? I love those little toadstools! She picked two coordinating colors for the inner and outer borders which you’ll see in a minute.
She wanted the toadstool fabric to be the focus fabric, so we used the entire piece without cutting it up. We made the inner border red and the outer border is another blue green print that Molly picked out. We chose to have it quilted with a basic cross hatch.
It was a challenge to keep the quilt square, but Connie assured me that there were no challenges when she did the quilting.
An (almost) full view. It’s quite long because she has an extra long twin bed. She did her best to show the whole quilt. (Notice the lack of snow in Minnesota for this time of year. Normally our deck would be almost a couple of feet in snow by now.)
Here’s a close up of the three fabrics together. The red inner border is a Minnesota fabric that has little tiny Minnesotas within the circles. If you look closely, you can see one just about in the center of the photo.
Here she is, all wrapped up in her quilt. She did a great job choosing the fabric. All of it was 50% off, and I bought the entire bolt of the red fabric (the first time I’ve ever done that)! The red was used for the back of the quilt as well. I have a little bit of the fabric left, so I will make her a pillowcase to match.
I love that smile. This is why we quilt, right??
I hope you are ready for Christmas and enjoying the preparations for the coming festivities. Are you stitching up any last minute gifts? I’d enjoy hearing about them!
Enjoy your day, my friends!
Linking up today with Beth at Cooking Up Quilts.