The quilt formerly known as “Presents” is now formally known as “Peppermint Parcels”. I appreciate all your suggestions – my husband and I had a fun time discussing each name, and kind of took everyone’s suggestion and melded them into “Peppermint Parcels”.
I like the happy look of this fun Christmas quilt:
The fabrics are from Henry Glass‘ Hip Holidays. You might want to grab the fabrics as soon as they come out… I have a feeling this will be a popular one:
A few more sneak peeks for you. All the quilting was done with very minimal marking and on my home machine. As a general rule, I avoid marking my quilts for quilting because I am simply too anxious to get to the actual quilting:
The tags are embroidered with “Merry Christmas” in different languages. My handwriting is normally a little better than what is embroidered. I wanted to give a childish look to the “handwriting”. :) I didn’t do the hand stitchery before sandwiching the quilt because I wanted the stitching to add to the quilting effect – thus, the chicken scratch you see on the back of the quilt:
This one is for Gloria in Italy (she proofed my translation):
This one is for Ellen. I really wanted to include the Russian version because of her. Ellen graciously sent me the Russian way of writing “Merry Christmas”:
That’s all the sneak peeks for now. It is off to the editor until the December 2010 of Quilter’s World hits the market. Thanks for stopping by. It’s always a pleasure to have you visit.