Finally! Victory is mine! Not another Christmas shall pass that we do not have this warm cozy quilt to cuddle up under! I am so pleased. And just to entertain myself I have looked through my ancient blog posts and here is the first post on this blog about this fabric. September 11, 2012! And in that post it says I bought the fabric a year before! So that means I have been planning this quilt for four years!
|“Penny Candy” Christmas Quilt. Pieced and quilted by Anita LaHay of Daydreams of Quilts. Pattern by Kathy Brown from her book “Strip-Smart Quilts”. Fabric is “Holiday Happy” by Monica Solorio-Snow of the Happy Zombie for Lecien fabrics.|
I have the Finish Along to thank for spurring me on (and cheering me on!) to get it finished. It’s been on my list all year including my Q3 goals list (#2).
|One more photo just to be sure it’s real.|
|This was one of the bigger quilts I’ve sewn and the idea of quilting it was daunting so it sat for a few months. Then one day, inspiration struck and I had it quilted in two days.|
|Another shot of the quilting. I quilted this on my Juki TL98E.|
This year I finally figured out what I was doing wrong with my Juki and it’s been working like a charm ever since. The problem was I kept putting the bobbin in running clockwise when it has to run counter clockwise. Such a simple thing but it drove me crazy for months! Soooo happy I finally figured it out! 🙂 It was the answer to a prayer let me tell you.
|Here is the cozy flannel back. I bought this blue polka dotted fabric from the “Quilter’s Quarters” quilt shop in Edson on the way to Jasper for our annual May trip to the mountains. It’s so soft!|
The batting is bamboo. This quilt is going to be so warm and cozy at Christmas time this year. 🙂 Now, I hope I can get some matching throw pillows and a tree skirt done too! Hooray for a nice day for taking quilt photos and hooray for a finished Christmas quilt. 🙂
Thank you for coming by my blog to see it. Linking up with the Linkys: “Sew Cute Tuesday”, “Fabric Tuesday” and “Let’s Bee Social”.