Friday, December 31, 2021

December UFO

pin basting the layers
I didn't do anything with my December UFO prior to Christmas, but during the past week I buckled down to it. My brain needed to be in a relaxed state where I could focus and make decisions. 

I was quite hesitant to start the quilting but once I started it
 went very quickly. 

The little stars were outline stitched with an X through the middle.

The bigger red stars was outlined stitched also, and I used the hera marker for the lines through the centre.

The background was quilted with random swirls and loops.

I decorated the tree with red thread and made clam shell shapes to look like garland. I don't it ended up looking like garland, but that's okay :)

This quilt was made from a beautiful kit I purchased in 2017 from Quilter's Nine Patch (which unfortunately closed due to covid, but still has a small online store). The pattern is in Kim Diehl's wonderful book called Simple Christmas Tidings

This is my last finished quilt for 2021 and I'm so excited to finish it before midnight! 

Linking up to One Monthly Goal.

Happy New Year!


Christine said...

This is beautiful, Kathy. Well done. I always managed to leave money at Quilters Nine Patch.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

this one looks like it would be perfect for a tree skirt if it had a slit on one side so slide around the base of the tree - pretty!

loulee said...

What a lovely way to end the year. Such a cute wee quilt.
Happy New Year to you.

Janet O. said...

So fun! I had the same thought as Karen. I would be tempted to make a tree skirt out of this. :) It is awfully cute.

The Joyful Quilter said...

Congratulations on your last finish for 2021, Kathy!! It turned out beautifully.

Mary said...

Congrats on another Finish. I like the four patch blocks in the Trees. the clamshells do look like garland. Happy New Year!

Patty said...

Lovely! Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and Happy New Year.