There. I said it. Now I must follow through! I bought the pattern from my friend who runs Quiltville on Etsy. I’m not worried about piecing it – it’s the quilting that I’m afraid of – you see I am going to freehand quilt it. EEEK!!!!! (Just a quick note here for those who might care – I will be using my machine – but rather than stitch in the ditch or following a specific marked out pattern, I will lower my feed dogs and move the fabric around freely to quilt it. I will try to figure out a design before hand so it won’t look all crazy.) I am stopping by my favorite sewing machine shop to get a little freehand quilting lesson.
This is what the quilt looks like –
And this is the fabric that I am going to use –
Yep – it’s going to be a Christmas quilt! It requires one layer cake and one charm pack for the quilt top. Which of the three fabrics do you like for the backing? And the binding? After I’m finished, it will go into our Christmas box for us to enjoy once a year. I want to say that I’ll make quilts for my relatives too because that just sounds really fun and it would give me a HUGE head start on next year’s gift giving…..but that is being rather ambitious. Let’s just get me through this first one. Okay?