I’ve been working on my UFO list. Specifically I’ve been working on my Bonnie Hunter UFO list. I’m wanting to get as many quilts finished that are on the list before her new book comes out in September. I’ve been doing this for over a month and no completions yet. I finally have one now. Here’s Jingle Bell Square.
I’ve been wanting to do a big quilt in straight line quilting…I finally did it with this one. Being it’s a Christmas quilt I figured if I didn’t like it I’d only see it for a month or so each year….Happily, I like it. I think this picture really gives a feel for how it looks.
I’m finding that I really like straight lines on a quilt that’s busy..and this one is busy.
I went outside to without Ruby to snap a couple pictures before I let her come out and model on the quilt. I was as quiet as could be hoping she wouldn’t notice…she did.
See her looking out the window. She was completely whining and upset.Poor girl….
As usual, I made mine bigger than the original pattern. I wanted it big enough for our queen sized bed as this one is going on my bed in December.
The majority of the fabric came from blog readers and scrap bags I bought at the thrift store. Some time ago I saw on Bonnie Hunter’s blog that she was making a Christmas quilt. I figured it would be a pattern she published someday so I started collecting fabric just in case I’d want to make one.
Well it came out in Quiltmaker magazine and I figured might as well make it..I have the fabric all here. Even the white came from a blog reader…Ila.
As I was making it Kelli often would roll her eyes a bit. The fabrics don’t really match..the tones are off…some of the prints have metallic sparkles on them…it’s a sight to behold close up. But, being the whole quilt is that, it works. Never would I normally have put these shades and tones together…but like I said, being it’s all that way, it looks just fine. I can’t wait to sleep under it!
I used a red binding that was gifted to me by a blog reader. It had lots of holly in the prints so it looks good with reds and greens.
Thanks to Ila, all the other blog readers and the couple people who donated fabric to the thrift stores…without your gifts of fabric this quilt wouldn’t have happened. I NEVER buy Christmas fabric. In fact, I shocked myself by purchasing Christmas fabric for the backing. It’s the first I’d ever purchased that I remember.
Looking in my blog archives, it looks like I started the quilt about December 19th of 2015. It’s fun to blog so I can go back and check those kinds of things.
This quilt will be in Bonnie’s book coming out this fall or if just can’t wait for that you can find the pattern here.