Monday, November 30, 2009

I finished the big Christmas quilt!

This is a quilt for my sister in law for Christmas. Every year I make a quilt for one of my In-Laws. I hand pick the one I will make one for because I don't want repeats. At least not yet. I have been doing this since 2001 and some of the first ones I have made are almost worn out. It may be time to start over when I'm finished with everyone. HA! I'm glad they use them a lot.

Here is a close up of the quilting. I did my first pantograph on this quilt. I like how it came out. The name of the panto is "Popcorn" and I bought it through Willowleaf designs. I have to admit that I really disliked this quilt after I had the top made. It is a Turning Twenty design and it looked to me like I had thrown up on my design wall. I liked all the fabrics individually but together they just didn't seem to blend. But now that it is quilted I love it.

Now that I washed and dried it, it feels so soft and crinkly. I want to curl up under it. I always wash my quilts before I give them away. I rather be surprised and fix it than give it to someone and they be surprised. I think she will like it. It is her colors and she rides horses in competitions English style. That is why I put horses in it. I can't wait to see her open it for Christmas. I enjoy it as much as they do.

Now I am finished with all my handmade Christmas gifts except for the baked goods. I will do those when it gets closer to the big day!
Hope you enjoyed looking at my quilt!

1 comment:

  1. I knew you'd end up liking this quilt. It sure looks great in the photo and even better in person. The receipient will absolutely love it.
    I sure look like a slacker when I go back & look at our posts. It's time for me to finish some things up but I'm just not done yet (this is me whining in case you didn't detect it in my writing). I may have a stack of "something" ready by day's end. You sure have been productive, that's for sure. I really need to get busy, don't I???



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