Wednesday, December 24, 2008

An End to my Christmas Sewing Extravaganza

Well, it came and went. The last sewing day before Christmas. Most people count shopping days but in the quilt world we know we count sewing days. I made it. I finished my Winter Christmas Quilt. I finished piecing, quilting and binding yesterday. The binding was finished about 9:30 last night. It's not my favorite quilt. It turned out a lot smaller then I thought it would. I had a pattern, but I made the strips longer and did less rows. I also added the stop boarder. This is the size of a smaller throw. When I bought stuff for boarders and binding I bought enough for a twin. I didn't buy a back because I was just going to use a back I bought last year at Elaine's 1/2 off the 1/2 off sale the week before Christmas. I ended up having enough left over from the boarders to piece a back.
I had hoped to be able to finish all my current projects so that I could start a new quilt with the new jelly rolls I'm getting for Christmas. I didn't get a chance to finish Merry-Go-Round though so hopefully I can finish by the end of the week and then cut into those jelly rolls that are calling my name. Yes, I chose my own fabric even though it was for Christmas. If I had let my husband do it, well...... we don't even want to talk about that.

Of course Jake saw me taking a picture and HAD to be in it.

I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas!!!!


Mel said...

Merry Christmas to you! Hope you enjoy your holidays!

belinda said...

The quilt looks great. Have a wonderful Christmas!

Julia said...

Merry Christmas, The quilt looks great...and you did get it finished!
Julia ♥

Natalie said...

love, love the quilt. Glad you had a good holiday!