The final quilt in the year of quilts!
One side has santa, reindeer and penguins.
The other is more muted with kitties, puppies and plaid.
I quilted it with â€˜merryâ€™ and ornaments. I did so not stitching the words left to right but rather top to bottom. Like writing sideways – I was surprised how easily my brain made the shift.
The year of quilts has been a fun challenge. None of the quilts were elaborately pieced, but they were great practice for playing with color and quilting. Did I mention that most of the fabrics were my husbandâ€™s choice? Yep, not all were prints I would have selected, so they pushed me outside my comfort zone. Occasionally, I reigned in his selections – he desperately wanted this rooster fabric – to make the challenge manageable.
I would do another year of quilts:
- Each time I had to peruse my stash for a coordinating fabrics or suitable binding, I discovered new combinations to try in art quilt or other throw/bed quilts.
- I have even more confidence to quilt a larger quilt with free motion stitching – giant words stitched sideways – heck yeah!!!
- I like giving – 2014 wasnâ€™t just the year of quilts, it was year of giving quilts.