Is this my first finished quilt of the year? I think it might be. I know I bought the fabric right after Christmas — can’t pass up an end-of-the-year sale! I had scoped out the fabric at the shop and had my fingers crossed it would show up at a reduced price; since the pattern is seasonal, it was a good bet.
The fabric is “Winter’s Lane” by Kate and Birdie Paper Co. for Moda. I added some solid white and solid gray as well, just for a little more variety and I had it on hand.
I had my heart set on a quilt that said “winter” without hammering the “Christmas” aspect, but also wanted it to speak a little bit to Christmas. Who knew I would be so demanding about quilts? Good thing I could choose exactly what fabric I wanted. White, gray, teal, with pops of red. If I had it to do over I would choose half as much red, but there you go. At least it’s done!
I chose teal for the back side, it might have been called aqua. You can see it above.
For the final quilting, I borrowed my friend’s new Pfaff Ambition 1.0 and I have to say I am in LOVE with her machine. I can fit a whole quilt top in it, the throat has plenty of room to maneuver the fabric without horrible bunching or rolling. Plus, the machine has a built-in walking foot! Wow, does a walking foot make all the difference, I will never quilt straight lines without one again!
Now if I can just get my friend to loan me her machine every time I get to the quilting stage….
I think is this is the largest quilt so far, probably 90″ square. It will look gorgeous thrown over the couch next winter! Of course, it might just end up in my etsy shop. How else could I afford to keep quilting, if I didn’t sell every other one? It’s hard to part with them when you love them…but of course I’ve already got another one in the works. I’ll have to show off the fabrics, I love the next one, too!