Hi everyone! Somehow we have gotten all the way to December 8 and I just noticed that it's December and the holidays are bearing down on us like a freight train. How did this happen? I currently have zero Christmas spirit and zero gifts and zero plan to get any. I guess I really need to get my butt in gear! Think making some Christmas cookies would help?
While we're waiting for the holidays, it is still officially fall until December 21, so how about we wrap up fall with something nice and cozy? This week I put the binding on a fall quilt, which means it's done! Here it is all quilted and bound:
Isn't that pretty? I made the top of this little quilt last year, during the blog hop that was a launch party for Bernie's online fabric shop. It must have worked because her store is still going strong! It was just quilted up a little bit ago and I finished the machine binding this week.
I call this little quilt Autumn Jewels because it's made from the jewel box pattern, which is a really common and looks great in a lot of different colors. If you go to THIS POST you will find all the details about the fabrics as well as the measurements and a diagram so that you can make your own jewel box quilt.
Autumn Jewels was quilted by Diane Minkley, another friend who has her own quilting business and does awesome work. I'm sure she'd love to quilt one up for you, too! She is in Wisconsin but does do some mail order, and she has tons of experience and lots of designs. This was quilted with an antique gold thread in a pattern called Loose Leaf, which is perfect for a fall quilt.
I got lucky when I went to take photos of this quilt because the light was just right and the wind cooperated and it wasn't too cold outside. This never happens to me, how about you? Our weather is supposed to change very soon, though, and we may get some snow later this weekend. It is December, after all. Good thing we have quilts around here to keep the chill away.
And that winds up fall for me. This might be my last finish for 2017, but I have high hopes for one more completion before getting totally slammed by the holiday and end of year hubbub. The end of the year really has snuck up on me, so keep your fingers crossed that everything gets finished, not just the quilting.
I hope everyone has a good weekend. I am going to try very hard to get in the holiday spirit, which will be just in time because I have a Christmas party to go to on Sunday. Then there are a ton of other things to do-- I'd better make a list and check it twice!
Sharing at Confessions of a Fabric Addict, Finished or Not Friday, and crazymomquilts.