Monday, January 7, 2019

Quilts: A Christmas Present to Myself

I am sharing another quilt that I finished up right before Christmas.   This quilt was a block of the month that a friend and I started together back in 1999.   Yep - that long ago.  I'm happy to say she is still my friend, but has moved out of state.  The store where the pattern and material was purchased has long closed up, but they do quilt shows and retreats locally.

I hand cut each piece of material using the paper pattern provided.  The pieces were backed with fusible interfacing and ironed together.  I then almost lost a finger sewing a buttonhole stitch around each piece, sometimes going through 6 or more layers of fabric.  The embellishing with buttons and charms was the fun part.  I machine quilted using my own machine as the long arm quilter won't touch it with the embellishments.  I love how it finished up, but hate myself for taking so long to complete it.  I won't be giving this one away, and I'll proudly display it throughout the Christmas season.

1 comment:

  1. Yeah! Congratulations on finishing your beautiful, beautiful quilt! Treasure it forever. I'm almost inspired to dig out a few of my unfinished projects. Almost... : )