Prosper Christmas Quilt
WJust keep quilting, just keep quilting! Sometimes it takes a message like that to reach the finish line with a quilt. My shoulders and neck are still tight from wrestling this quilt through my Juki, but it was worth it. I’ve finished my Prosper Christmas Quilt!
I made this quilt with my Prosper Quilt Pattern and a bundle of Swell Christmas fabric by Moda. I threw in a number of solids and prints from other collections as well. It’s a happy combination of color and prints, and makes a lovely quilt.
I quilted my Prosper Christmas quilt with scallops, using an acrylic ruler to create the pattern. It’s got plenty of mistakes, but is much better than last time I tried this pattern. I’m getting better!
Overall I think the texture of the quilting is fantastic. I love how it looks in this light. It takes a lot of patience to quilt an allover design like this, but I’m glad I did it.
I got really lucky this year and found the green poinsettia print on clearance. Then I was so excited about buying it that I didn’t even think about measurements and only bought four yards. I needed more than that, so there is a skinny strip of a red and white ticking stripe at the top of the back. It plays well with all the other fabrics and I like it. But seriously, why didn’t I stop and think?
I dug through my stash to find a binding instead of shopping for one. This red and white scallop is perfect and I had fun adding it to finish the quilt. Once again, I finished this binding by machine because I have a hundred other things to be doing! I want to use this quilt for snuggling tonight when we read our Christmas story.
This last photo is a record of my son’s funny Rudolf snowman. It makes me laugh. He’s got a radish for a nose, and I think the antlers and stubby legs are great. Life is wonderful, isn’t it? And wrapping quilts I made around people I love makes it even better.