I am so happy to be able to show you this quilt today. It fits right in with the Christmas season but it was not made to be a Christmas quilt. I love red and green together, it is such a classic! It is not yet quilted and I am trying to figure out what I want to do. The center really does radiate!
The pattern was an antique quilt I saw in an old Fons & Porter magazines years ago. I tore out the picture and saved it.
The quilt did not have any instructions so I drafted my own pattern and tweaked it just a bit to work with my style of sewing.
The center was giving me issues.....I could not line up the center lines even though I tried 5 times. I gave up and used a solution my friend Suzanne used, put a circle on it. I think it draws your eye to the center. I like it better with it than without.
This quilt makes me happy every time I look at it.
Is it making you dizzy? You will notice I had to have some more red....
I also did some sewing for myself. I am having 36 people here for Christmas Eve. New potholders were in order!
I used up lots of scraps....
just had some fun....
and added a little bit of quilting.
A Christmas plate was used as a template to keep with my theme.
|The back of one|
So do you know what today is? Do you want some of my scraps that were used to make the potholders? Take a guess, leave me a comment and I will draw a random name on Monday and send them out.
Have a great weekend, we are getting snow again!