Name: Christmas Gifted
Design: Strip twist by Quiltville
Size: 64" by 80"
Fabric: Crazy Eights and Reindeer Games by Sandy Gervais plus stash fabrics
Quilted: by me with Aurifil 50 in cream
Binding: Candy cane strip from Reindeer Games, Sandy Gervais for Moda
Backing: Light green gingham check sheeting
Pieced, quilted, bound and now gifted! I made this one for our son and his lovely wife. I had not given them a Christmas quilt yet and everyone needs a Christmas quilt. It is a free pattern from Bonnie at Quiltville and she calls it Strip Twist. I used a jelly roll of Christmas prints from an long ago Christmas line by Sandy Gervais. Funny thing, is that our son had given it to me for Christmas years ago. It made sense to make it up for them! I had some fat quarters and yardage from some of her more recent Christmas lines and it all just worked. I was waiting and waiting to take a picture but it has been raining so much, it seems on the weekends that I finally just took pictures in the rain. The quilt was under cover on the barn wall.
I quilted this one along all the diagonals in Aurifil 50 wt in cream. Nice and simple. Cuddly and cozy, I backed it in a small light green gingham sheeting that I found at Overseas Fabrics in Abbotsford. Awesome family shop for those in the area. I decided to have the colours of the prints in the blocks cascade across the quilt rather than just have it random. I quite like it.
Oh. And they did too! Merry Christmas!!!