Thursday, December 30, 2010

A Quilt for Christmas

This is what I spent every spare minute through the month of December doing -- which isn't many with all of the holiday trimming and celebrating that goes on in our house.  But, I did get it done in time.  My inspiration came from here.  I fell in love with this pattern and had to try it.  It was a lot of fun.
This is a gift for my favorite sister.  She's not a quilty person but I hope she'll like it and feel a part of me in it.

 I loved each square as I made it but as I put it together, I wasn't so sure. There seemed to be too many bright colors going on but when it was completely finished... I loved it again.  These are some of my favorites:
The one above and below are the same background fabric and I love how it worked so well with orange and teal.  They look totally different.
I quilted it myself on my regular old machine.  It isn't perfect but it looks good.
I really love the back too. I just used scraps from the front and splashed it across the back.
 No outside pictures with weather like that.

Merry Christmas, Sis!


Shannon said...

Wow, that turned out so great. Good for you!! I love it!

The Chapmans said...

It's around 1:40am and I crazy to be reading blogs, but I came across yours and was intrigued (sp? it's too late for me to think). Anyway, you're amazing--looks like lots of fun times are being had in the Peterson household; we were just talking about missing your clan the other day.

JK Services said...

What an amazing daughter I have!!!
Yip this is my daughter.