Twelve days until Christmas - have you hit panic mode yet? I bet each and every one of you are on top of your Christmas crafting - sitting back with a hot cocoa by the Christmas tree planning your 2014 quilting projects! I say this because last week we had 89 people link up to share their whoop whoops! That's a record - the most since we started Whoop Whoop Fridays!! I haven't been able to see as many as I'd like - my internet has been very sketchy because of the bad weather - but the pictures you've linked up look amazing!! Hopefully I'll get to see more this week…
Well, I am whooping it up tonight because I managed to finish Emmy's quilt for Christmas in time to post it here!!
|Please excuse the quality of the pictures - I finished the quilt after sunset|
and had to take them inside. I'll try to get better pictures soon!!
Isn't it pretty? It's made with a jelly roll and panel of Flirt by Sandy Gervais….
Here's a full-on shot so you can see how it's made. The red border around the panel is part of the panel itself. The other strips are from the jelly roll, built around the center panel.
I quilted around the designs in the center panel with invisible thread, outlining all the motifs and some of the detail in them, then stitched on both edges of the red border.
Then it was off to the straight-line quilting races, quilting 1/4 inch lines with a very pale pink thread in every other ring around the center panel.
The back is pretty, too - I used two different prints from the Flirt line, plus I sewed the remaining jelly roll strips together like a 1600 quilt, then cut them to put between the Flirt prints. It really came out nice!
And here's one last shot of the quilt, just because! One down, one to go - and that's my whoop whoop for the week!!
And now it's your turn!
All you little Christmas elves…
…dancing away by your Christmas tree…
Share what you're whooping about this week!
We want to dance along with you!!
The link party will stay open until Sunday midnight -
Hope to see you there!!