I can’t seem to pick a favorite Christmas color scheme. I like the traditional red and pine green, and I like jewel tones that bring in blues and hot pink. Silver, gold and white? Yes, I like that too. But when I see candy colors and pastels added to the mix, I always smile. This Peppermint Quilt makes me smile.
You may remember the peppermint version of my Anthem Quilt pattern. I made this quilt top last year and finally quilted it. I’m making progress on quilting all my Christmas quilt tops this year, and I have a few more yet to start. (My Giant Hunter’s Star and Supergiant Hunter’s Star holiday quilts were finished last week, hooray!)
I decided to be brave in my quilting. The red swirls in the stars continue the peppermint theme and create movement. I practiced drawing these on scratch paper before I tried quilting them.
In the green background I used a green thread and quilted holly leaves. Each holly leaf is half of each background color and I like how it looks.
The holly leaves almost look like snowflakes. It was fun to try something new with my quilting and have it work! I finished by quilting around the outline of each star.
I saved this “ho ho ho” sheet for years to use as a backing for a holiday quilt. The minty green is the perfect color for my peppermint quilt. The quilting looks pretty from the back, too. (Relief!)
One thing I love about quilting is the way a pattern can look completely different, and it’s just a matter of fabric and color choice. I still love my original Anthem Quilt with the red, white and blue stars, but a two color background and pink/red stars completely changes the final look.