Magazine Winner and a Finish

I selected Kathy Reeves as the winner of McCall’s Quilting magazine; Kathy commented “Done” for the “Pinwheel” and “Tumbleweed” blocks in our “Favorites” BOM quilt along. Congrats, Kathy!

I have been in the mood to finish some of my many works in progress, hoping to clear the decks for new projects this fall. One of my finishes last week was a Christmas lap quilt. You will recognize many of the blocks as they are designs from the “Favorites” block of the month. In order to demonstrate the block construction at the monthly meet-ups in Sew There! quilt shop in Angier, I cut squares and triangles from Christmas fabrics leftover from making the Christmas version of “Sisters.” (You can read more about the Christmas “Sisters” quilt here.)

If you’ve been following along, you know that “Favorites” is comprised of both 8″ and 12″ finished blocks. To bring the four 8″ blocks up to size, I framed them with dark green check 2 1/2″ wide strips. I really like the effect – like built in sashing.

The off-white border was dressed up with holly leaves quilted with dark green thread. I free-hand custom quilted the blocks with continuous curve and leaf designs, using red or green thread.

The stripe binding finishes the lap quilt nicely. After I have enjoyed this quilt for awhile, I will donate it to an elderly citizen who needs some holiday cheer.

6 thoughts on “Magazine Winner and a Finish

  1. Oh, can I be that elderly person? Then, I wouldn’t have to make it. Ha,ha. Just kidding. It is beautiful, and now I see the use for dark Christmas fabric because of your border. Love it, girlfriend.

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