So, back in October I sketched a little design for a Christmas rag quilt. My sister and I went shopping for fabrics, and after she cut out tons of holly leaves and berries, we got together to make a quilt.
Two sewing machines on my table! What fun! As we began this project, she looked at me and said, “You realize that a lot is at stake here, don’t you. If this doesn’t work, I’ll probably never try making a quilt again.”
Yes, I realized that a lot was at stake.
So, we took a deep breath and began! Here are the first two holly leaves.
Add the berries, and we’re liking it!
And so it began. A day of sewing with my sister. It was a really fun day, as the quilt slowly began to take shape, one block at a time.
I think she’s having fun. I hope so.
After quilting every piece, we laid them all out.
Here’s Kristen holding the first finished row:
Right about now I realized I’d made a mistake in my math when I drew the pattern out, and we made an adjustment so it would still work. Then we sewed the rows together, and here it is!
It was time for Kristen and Jake to head home, so she took the quilt minus the borders and finished it at home.
She just sent pictures of the finished product, with borders, all snipped and washed and snuggly.
I think it’s so cute. I love the way the holly leaves and berries turned out, and I hope that she likes it. It was a fun project to do together.
So here’s the big question: Will she ever make another quilt?
I know I will. I might make one of these!