I’ve had my first finish for March with Once There Was a Snowman. As I’ve mentioned in earlier posts, I’m thinking that I’m several months early with this Christmas quilt, rather than 3 months late. It’s all about context, in my life. This was my attempt at being wonky. Not a favorite thing to do, I must admit. I’ve made quilt blocks that are wonky sewing as well, and really, I just can’t find the attraction in all of this sewing random strips together, trimming at weird angles, sewing some more. I wasn’t attracted to it in the first place, but you really can’t judge a process until you’ve done it. So I did it, and can now safely say: not my favorite, as Johnny Depp said in the movie Chocolate, as he instead preferred other kinds of chocolate. Just like I prefer other kinds of assembling a quilt.
But it will be fun to set it out for Christmas and have the house all festive. I used a Kate Spain snowflake-on-red fabric for the backing, piecing it carefully to match the design and so no seam would be apparent.
My quilter zipped out this very cute ornament design for me. I used Superior’s variegated blue King Tut thread for the quilting. In hindsight, maybe white would have been better on top, but that’s the game in quilting, I think. Always learning, always learning.
I have to admit that being a part of the great Finish-A-Long, hosted by Leanne of She Can Quilt really helped motivate me. Now on to the next one!
Update: Original Finish-A-Long post is *here.*