Christmas in Ohio: Final Sneak Peeks

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. :)