So, like everyone else, I have been busy with Christmas projects trying to get gifts done. I am a little slower than usual as I'm feeling tired & sick. But it's all good because I will be getting a very nice little bundle of joy in a few months as compensation. Our family will be welcoming another little girl into the family :)
This cute Christmas quilt I finished for the craft fair I did at the beginning of November. It is made with Ann Kelle's Jingle fabric and also some Christmas-y prints from her remix collection.
When I saw previews for this collection, I knew I had to have it! I'm a total fan of Ann Kelle's Urban Zoologie, so I guess this shouldn't have come as a surprise. At first, I wanted fat quarters of the whole collection, but soon realised ordering some half yards of my fav prints would be more practical and economical. I decided not to go with the blues from the line and stick with pink, red, white and green.
When I love a fabric line, I like to spotlight it, particularly with a patchwork design. I did 4 patches on every other square to give the quilt some punch. I was worried that it made the quilt look too busy, but in the end I loved it. I had tons of positive comments at the show (everyone was drawn to it) and it sold.
I live in Alberta, Canada and it gets so cold during the winter; so of course the back had to be minky. This is my widest minky quilt I've done on my little machine - finishing at 63" squared. While the outcome is so worth it, I still don't enjoy pushing minky through my machine - it's so heavy that I have to take constant breaks to relieve my aching shoulders and back. I also did quite a bit of quilting on this one - diagonal, horizontal and vertical lines. Straight line quilting it not faster than free motion.
I added a band to make my minky wide enough for the quilt - something I've been doing a lot of lately. I added the white & pink stripes on the side of the band because it reminded me of candy.
I hope the recipient loves this quilt as much as I do :)