Tuesday, October 22, 2013


I am participating in a Mini Modern Christmas Quilt Swap.  I kept to a very traditional green/red palette.  This was fun to design and then to make.

I am using solids for the trees and a tone on tone of silver/grey for the background.

Here is my sketch for the start of the quilt.  Some modification always takes place after the first sketch.  Take a look at the quilting idea.

There are some obvious changes to this idea.

The quilting was fun to do.  The little serpentine stitching at the bottom might make you think of snow drifts???

Quilted and bound.

Up close look at the quilting in the trees.  Just a little wonky for interest.

I will show some pics of the back with the label and the corner hangers.  Also, I chose to use matching thread in the bobbin for the colors so there would be no light dots show up on the trees.

Okay, now that it is finished and I know  it is supposed to go to someone else, I am having a little withdrawal already missing it.  Maybe I will just have to make another for myself.

Heather and LilBit think we need another one for our house!