This year you can enter two quilts, in different categories, so, of course, I just had to enter one in the throw and one in the bed quilt categories.
My entry for a throw is my Crazy Christmas Trees quilt.
Of course, I wouldn't be me if I didn't alter the pattern a bit, and with this one I decided to add borders, which the original did not have. Doing that meant that I didn't have enough backing fabric, and so I decided to really step out of my comfort zone, and make a pieced backing. I then thought I'd make it even more difficult for myself and settled on inserting a pieced strip diagonally.
Once January had come to an end, I reluctantly decided that my Crazy Christmas Trees had to be put away but couldn't decide what to replace it with. Then I realised that February is Valentine month, so I really should have a red quilt. So what did I do? Turned Crazy Christmas Trees over! Simple. I have a reversible quilt that I am very happy with. Mind you, it had been like this for several days before Mr Fixit looked at it one evening and said "when did you make that quilt?" It's good to have someone so observant around!
- Quilt measures 64" x 82" approx - almost a single bed size I guess
- More than 30 FQ's were used in the making of this quilt!
- LA quilted by me (with the help of Big Bertha, my robotic LA system)
- Quilting pattern is called Square Spirals
This quilt is everything I thought I didn't like, ie quite scrappy and with a pieced backing. Well, you know what? I was wrong, I don't just like this quilt, I LOVE it!
Now if you go here, you can see all the other entries in the Throw quilts category, and don't forget to start deciding on which ones you would like to nominate for the Viewer's Choice quilts in each category.