|Just in time for Christmas.. decorating, that is
||[Dec. 4th, 2006|12:35 am]
The quilt inspired by the online swap is done! And a very nice holiday mood-setter it is, too. I think this one will stay up on the design wall through the season, lending a festive air to the living room. I'm going to call it "Boxes and Bows", in keeping with the season as it were.
This went together really quickly, even though it did turn out larger than planned. The nine-patch border was supposed to go right up against the center "bows" but when I tested it on the design wall, it looked way better with a larger gap. That took another trip to the local quilt shop, because the white snowflake fabric was used up in the center blocks and nine-patches. It was a good thing too, as the gold and white holly fabric of the inner border was just the ticket to help integrate the outer holly border. Once it's quilted, I'll use the candy cane fabric to bind it, as shown by the test strip on the left side.
I found out in doing this that I really, really like holly fabric. Of the 18 fabrics (mostly from stash) used for this quilt only 5 are NOT holly patterns.