I have a second quilt featured in The Quilter‘s Quilting for Christmas issue — my Holiday Spinners!
This was a fun fun quilt to make because I liked the fabrics very much. Oh, look at the poinsettias on the fabrics – shocker! ;) (Click here to see my other Poinsettia quilt featured in the same magazine). These fabrics are from Benartex’s Noel collection. If you like black accents in your Christmas decorations, you’ve got to get some of these fabrics.
Quilt kits are available from Heartbeat Quilts. I was told by the people at Heartbeat Quilts last week that the kits are rather popular – of course, that just sent me into the clouds! This quilt, along with Poinsettia Fiesta, will be displayed shortly at Heartbeat Quilts in Hyannis, MA until early Jan 2011.
I set out to imitate the big girls’ (the longarmers) quilting using my little home domestic machine and quilted holly and berries all over the quilt. It was a bit of a challenge because with my domestic machine, there was only so much space I could see around my needle for a rather widespread motif. One of these days, maybe I will get myself a longarm… but for now, here are some snapshots of the quilting. I used Aurifil‘s Mako 50 Cotton over Hobbs‘ Tuscany Silk Batt. You may read about my take on Aurifil’s thread here, and Hobbs’ Silk Batt here.
This concludes the series of quilts I did for The Quilter this year. It’s hard to believe a year is almost over. I have had the greatest time working with the wonderful people at The Quilter. I will do a recap post of all my quilts in The Quilter for 2010 in the near future. Stay tuned!