I had set aside three days for quilting my Christmas in Ohio. Well, my initial plan of attack fell through – so, I spent one and a half day just trying different things and taking out stitches. Initially, I had wanted to quilt individual motifs in the center square of the stars with a contrasting beige thread. But with the fabrics being dark, any slight imbalance in the motif placement would drive me up the walls. I am one of those who would whip out the tape measure to make sure the chairs are exactly centered about the fireplace. You get the picture…
So, this is what I ended up doing – my favorite curly q allover design. I wanted the snowball blocks to have just some texture, and not anything fancy to draw the attention away from the fabric prints. That’s why, in the end, I did the allover design. Since I have kind of personalized the curly q to my own liking, the quilting actually went really fast. I ended up being on schedule, even with the post-quilt details (writing the article, organizing diagrams etc.) to which I have to attend.
It worked out really well, I thought:
Of course, I had to drag out my Currier & Ives plates. I don’t have many, and a couple of them are dinged at various spots. But they make a nice cozy placesetting during the winter time.
In case you are wondering, the fabrics are from Winter Traditions by Benartex. These fabrics would be perfect for a quilt above a stone fireplace! They just speak of the coziness of the colder seasons…
This quilt is off to the editor. It will be featured in Fons & Porter‘s Easy Quilts later this year. More on that as I receive more details.
Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a productive rest of the week. I certainly hope that is true for myself. :)