Hello, I must be the worst blogger in the world! When I started to have a blog I had in my mind to write a new post every two weeks and now I realize that I hardly write once in a month!! I am admiring those quilter bloggers who are so productive and they are writing regularly about their doings. I know it is a matter of time and how to organize it. Just I am not so good at that, I have too many things to do and then the days are passing by…
Anyway I managed to do my Christmas quilt. I wanted to do something red and white and something modern. I got an idea from nerospost ‘North Star’ changed direction. I made few stars from red and a little bit grey to center and I found from my boxes small pieces of fabric with red stripes and the trees were ready.
I made also few hearts and reindeer (applique) but on the way I wanted to keep my quilt a simple one and didn’t want to make it too heavy.
The challenge for me was to make the quilting. There was so much negative space and I wanted to fill it. To the blocks with the stars I made back-and-forth lines. When I got used it was easy to make. Now I understand why it is important not to have bulks with the seams, I broke five topstitch needles when I was working on this quilt! The most of the negative space is filled with pebbles, I think they are easy to do and I love the texture that they add to a quilt.
Now I am going to show you the pictures I managed to take. You can see the weather is more like in the autumn and tomorrow it will be the 1st December! I want to thank you for your comments and emails. It is lovely to hear one hey from the other quilters and it is nice to get to know the other quilters in this big world!
Have a nice week and creative December! Anneli