I loved seeing how DD displayed the banner with her nativity set!
I also sent a pre-Christmas quilt to DS's place, but forgot to take a picture first. He and his new wife have decorated their place with a Paris-Eiffel Tower theme, so when I saw this panel, it followed me home! I did some edge to edge meandering quilting to finish it up. I love how it hangs behind their Christmas tree!
I had great success with the first unit, using all kinds of low volume prints and bright yellows for the halo.
Unfortunately, I printed off my Unit 2 pages and pieced the full unit before I noticed that my patterns hadn't printed to scale! This was totally my error, not the designer. Jen was so smart to have a 1" square on each pattern page but I hadn't thought to check it. Woe was me! I had no choice but to reprint and remake Unit 2, which thankfully, worked wonderfully. Patience is a virtue, right?
I sandwiched the quilt using some 80/20 batting I had on hand, and used some white with grey stars fabric for the back.
The sun was shining brightly the day I laid it on the deck! It measures about 34" x 41".
I had lots of the medium blue batik left so that is what I used for the second border and the binding.
With this quilt finished, I now have time to work on my Christmas Tree skirt. I attended an excellent workshop recently, put on by Karen Neary of Sew Karen-ly Created and hosted by the delightful Havre Boucher Quilting Guild. It was a fabulous day of learning, playing, and eating! Karen's workshop, Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend-Log Cabin Diamonds, was excellent! I have been sewing and quilting for far too many years to keep track, but Karen had several new tips and tricks to make my quilting life easier.
Karen also sells Aurifil thread so I treated myself to an early Christmas present of a great collection of neutrals. I love using Aurifil, and my Pfaff loves it too! I don't seem to have any problems with FMQ anymore, and I think it is because of the thread!
Today I am playing with my diamonds, arranging, rearranging, and sewing the corner blocks.
It's a great day for quilting!