Yup, I'm still here. But where in the heck and what have I been doing the last three weeks? Has it really been that long? I thought you, my peeps were going to keep me on the straight and narrow way of blogging! Well anyway I just wanted to share with you my last couple of quilts for the year 2012 and then we will get onto more recent sewing projects and other fun stuff we have been doing here around the White house.
The first show and tell is a Christmas quilt that hung downstairs during the holiday season. It was a fast one to whip up and since I already had all the fabric in my stash I figured why not. I just love the vintage Santa's. It's a very old Alexander Henry fabric. Never really had a project in mind until one day I was looking through old patterns. My favorite pastime I guess you could say, when it struck me that this fabric would be perfect for it. It's only taken me about 8 years for something this simple to come together. I really like how it turned out, especially on a whim.
The backing fabric is an older Moda Christmas fabric, but the binding is a new print from the Mama Says Sew collection. A perfect match.
The backing is very appropriate a must have for this quilt. I stumbled onto it at Hobby Lobby one day while looking for things for quilt festival. A brand new bolt had just made it's way onto the shelf. Standing in the right place at the right time. I think it was meant to be, don't you? Alexander Henry is the maker of this awesome piece.
I couldn't be more pleased with the outcome of this quilt. I love the feeling I get inside when I give the gift of a quilt. I just hope they have the same feeling knowing they are loved and thought of every time they are wrapped up in it.