Ya, I am finally starting some of my Christmas Project quilting. I really scaled back this year as far as holiday sewing. I only have 3 "smallish" projects and now I can check one off. I can also show you the project now because it is for my amazing Sister-in-law who is coming for Thanksgiving. They are coming today!! (hence the need to finish the project :) And since it is no fun to open Christmas decor on Christmas day, I am going to let her have this part of her present early so she can enjoy it throughout the whole Christmas Season :)
I won this adorable wall hanging in a giveaway back in the summer and was so excited. I knew who it was for immediately, and then procrastinated 5 months to make it :) Isn't it just so sweet!!
I debated back and forth between the idea of outlining the pictures or quilting the backgrounds. In the end I decided on quilting the backgrounds. I hoped that this would really make the sweet pictures and words stand out and oh do they ever! They just pop! I quilted a little (and I mean little) swirl. I am so excited for how it turned out. Don't you just love when the idea in your head turns out the same when you put it on the fabric!
Here it is all ready to go :) I still need a little work on my bows, that didn't turn out quite the way I had planned in my head. But after tying and retying, I decided this was good enough to go :)
Oh and don't you hate it when this happens!! I did it not once but twice, on two different corners!! Enter the seam ripper! The second one was almost disastrous as I was just about out of the green thread. I ended up with about 10 inches left. That is cutting it a little to close :)
And last but not least, I can also check off my One Thing One Week Challenge. Ya, I made a goal that had to be attained by Tuesday so that I know I would get it done. Thanks again Amy for always giving us the extra push to get those stitching goals done!