Recently I mentioned here that I had taken an unfinished quilt top, put it in my quilt frame and was planning on quilting it this Winter. Well, Winter is here (according to the calendar) so if I can stay determined, maybe this quilt will be finished by next Christmas. It is big. It will take time. I can no longer quilt for more than an hour as my right hand doesn't work well after that amount of time, but with effort, maybe I can manage it. This quilt top was hand appliqued at least eight years ago and has been nagging at me to finish it. So.....my BIG project for 2016!
Here are just a few photos so you get the idea of it. Here in my living room, near the fire should I need it. The quilt adds to the coziness of the room even when it isn't being worked on.
I didn't design this one...it's from a book. I would show it to you, but would have had to launch a search. I'll make sure you see it, though, as time goes by. I did design the border. I don't think it will look 'right' to you until you see the quilt in it's entirety.
I use a Grace Quilt frame. I love it! The largest quilt I have made on it was a commission for the Department of Arkansas Heritage, several years ago. That quilt was ten feet wide x six feet in height.
Made for their reception room. I haven't a decent photo of it....but I can tell you that I probably would have never finished it had it not been for this wonderful quilt frame.
The blocks are about eighteen inches square. There are sixteen of them.
The background of each block is a different print fabric.
And, yes, this quilt is in traditional Christmas colors, even though it isn't really a Christmas Quilt and it does give my house the 'feeling' of Christmas. What do you think?
Imagine me here quilting on those very cold Winter days, for here is where I will be.
Please continue to enjoy the Christmas Season in good health.
from Bird Nest Cottage
Until next time,