Thursday, 25 October 2018

Christmas in October

The holidays sneak up on most of us, however, quilters are a different story! We need weeks and sometimes months to get our creations together. I know I have spent many a Christmas eve stitching the last bits on a binding or wrapping in a fury in the middle of the night. 

Moira created this elegant modern Christmas quilt and I love it. It is constructed with very non-traditional colors in grey and mustard. I have a thing for mustard and was drooling when she dropped it off.

I used a Sew Fine thread in Snow on top and bottom.  I carry a number of spools and cones in Sew Fine for sale. I am looking at getting out of the spool business as I can only get them right now from the US. There has been big jumps in duties and shipping which is making the cost of them climb in recent months. I may put in one more large order before the holidays so if you are wanting to purchase some, please call.

I used my favorite Quilter's dream blend batting. This gives some really nice body to the quilt. It doesn't tear when I roll it on like other cheaper battings and just really holds up well with time. The panto I chose is called Quirky. It is also a modern panto and gives the quilt a bit of a 50's feel. The design looks to me like glass tree ornaments.

Thanks for letting me play with your quilt Moira!

This is the progress of my own Christmas quilting. It's taking me a little longer than usual to finish up ... can you see why!

I lay it out, Darby crumples it up .. I lay it out, Darby crumples it up ... it has been the most fun game!
Sigh ...

And just as I thought the coast was clear, Casey found a perch. I hope to have this guy quilted and bound before December. Wish me luck!


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