Today I am showing off another finished top from the end of last year--the winter quilt!
I think quilts are more tempermental to photograph than children are. Here's another that almost gets the whole quilt:
|Where else to photograph a winter quilt but on the snow?|
See--totally uncooperative! It was quite windy, so I couldn't really make it stay on any of the benches at the park.
As you may recall, I made this between Thanksgiving and Christmas. It was a year-long block of the month from Cindy at Quilt Doodle Doodles, but I made it all at once. This was a great quilt to work on at the end of the year. It was a virtually no-stress project for me, which made it perfect for a high-stress time. My quilt finished at about 70 by 82.
This quilt went together so easily. It's based on same-size squares, so there was no real thinking about the cutting. It was a great quilt to work on a little bit at a time.
|Yikes! There's snow on my winter quilt!|
I did change a few things from the pattern. Mostly I mixed the colors a little differently and changed some of the spacing between blocks, and also rearranged the rows. I also cut some of the pieces (like the mugs) in one piece instead of using different scraps. I just liked the way it looked a little better, plus it saved fabric. The only problem I had with this quilt was joining some of the rows. All the matching seams!
I think the thing I like best about my quilt is the background fabric. This was the perfect fabric for me, plus it used up a length of old fabric and a couple of odd half-yards. I had just enough to finish the quilt. Barely a thread left! I love that! I also had the border fabric in the closet, and there is very little of it left too.
I plan to quilt this myself, but there's no hurry at all. Don't tell the quilt police, but I bought a flannel sheet (from L.L. Bean) for the back. I think it will make this quilt extra cozy.
|Anyone for tea?|
So that's my quilt! Great thanks to Cindy for the terrific pattern and inspiration. Everyone have a great weekend. I really hope someone somewhere is getting some sun. Be sure to visit the other blogs in this hop to see some fantastic and creative quilts and make some new friends. The schedule is below!
As always, linking to Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict and Amanda Jean at crazy mom quilts.
Winter quilt blog hop schedule: