Here is the latest of my quilts from the pile of panels I purchased this summer. I was aware that I had almost no blue Christmas scraps to use with it, so I purchased some tree yardage for the side borders, and a charm pack of blue and silver batiks, which became the stars. It finished about 50″ by 65″.
Unlike a pieced quilt, this had a large center with no seams to hide any “foundation” quilting to keep things square. Instead, I machine basted a roughly 12″ grid of Dissolve Extra thread on top.
The stars are quilted with gray Bottom Line, the buildings and sleigh with black BL, and the sky and border with navy and white Fantastico.
I really like the way the quilting in the sky looks. I made sort of flame shapes from the center out. Close to the center, the thread hardly shows, but the white parts begin to show up in the dark edges of the sky.
I backed this with a blue batik with silver metallic snowflakes.
And, yes, it’s been tested for snuggliness.
Good luck on your finishes!
October 11, 2018 at 7:46 PM
Really nice quilting on the panel! The cat looks rather disgruntled. 😉
October 12, 2018 at 7:23 AM
He’s just serious about his work! Thank you!