The month is half over and I have made a lot of progress on my December UFO.
I added a couple of borders to the quilt top. I have no idea why the red/green strips are on the sides. It seemed to make sense at the time, and now it just looks a bit odd. I was tempted to unsew those side borders and remove the narrow dark strips, but I wanted the quilt to be done more than I wanted to remove the strips! So I moved on to piecing the backing!
I have to mention how much I love the selvage edges of some of these fabrics. How cute are these reindeer and Santas?!? Even if you didn't intend to collect selvages, how could you throw out these cuties?
I was determined to piece the backing from the project leftovers. Then I got the great idea to make it a reversible quilt by sewing the leftover fabrics around a Nancy Halvorsen panel.
It was tricky to piece around the panel because as you can see the design is printed a little wonky. Look at the top of the panel especially.
Oh well...that's life!
I have an extra panel to give away to my blog readers. Leave a comment below and I'll toss your name in the draw, which will be done on Christmas Eve. Good luck!