But while I wasn't out shoveling and snowblowing and helping my husband snowplow (we have a large driveway and sidewalk), I was in my sewing studio quilting up a storm! I got a couple of customer's quilts finished, and then I was able to work on my own projects for a change. Fun, fun!
Here's my scrappy Christmas quilt to share with you. It's made from a jelly roll of BasicGrey's Juniper Berry collection by Moda and was an easy, spur-of-the-moment quilt to put together. And I had it finished in just two days!
It seems the sewing I enjoy best is when I grab an easy pattern, and just dive in and do it! I already had the jelly roll, and when I saw this free pattern over on Let's Quilt Something, I liked the simplicity of it. And, it satisfied my need to sew. Do you ever just want to sew? And sew? And sew? Quilting has lots of measuring and cutting and pinning and snipping and measuring. But sometimes a girl just wants to sew. You know?
So sew is what I did. I do think I got the cuts on the angles skewed from the pattern (which seems to have a little photo typo in it). I didn't realize this until it was all put together. But even though the pinwheels are going the wrong direction, I'm okay with it.
Now I just have to find time to get it quilted. First, I'd like to add some sashing and borders to make it a little larger. Right now it's at 49x56. The pattern said it would come out to 75 inches square, but that is off, too. Oh, well. I guess the pattern was free, so I'll live with it, lol! But if you decide to make it, just beware of these inaccuracies.
|There's a sidewalk hiding in there. The snow is above my waist!|
I do like the Juniper Berry collection. I was in love with almost every print that I stitched together. And when you get a jelly roll, how often can you say you love 'all' the prints?
And, since it's January, this will be my first project for Christmas 2017. Go, me!
Quilting with a smile,