Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year!

Felix, Matthew, & I enjoyed a quiet evening at home with a yummy cheese fondue over crusty French bread. But the real coupe for me was that twenty minutes before midnight, I was able to finish hand-hemming the binding on Yankee Christmas, my version of Carolina Christmas!!!! Wow! I have been working on this big quilt for 13 months now. And it took  me a week to hem it.
Linda Monasky of The Bear Paw Gallery did a marvelous job on the quilting. She used "Mose's Home" as the all-over pattern in a varigated gold thread. It looks so good to have curvy lines breaking up the straight angles of the top.

The backing is a gold and cream-colored yarn-dyed flannel, and the batting is Warm & Natural cotton. This is a big heavy quilt to go on our master queen-sized bed. We struggle on fixed income with these terrible fuel oil bills, so keeping the thermostat setting low is a MUST. Warm quilts are welcome!

5 comments:

Kim said...

Oh it is beautiful!
and just in time...fuel oil is going up this winter....again!

Happy Sewing,
kim

Quilter Kathy said...

Congratulations on a great finish! I love your version of this quilt...it just glows!

Carla said...

This is gorgeous, you are an artist! I would like to mix collors as you did! This is a sunny quilt!
Quilty hugs
Carla,Brasil

ForestJane said...

Oh, your Carolina Christmas is lovely! Go on and stick the RRCB pic on the sidebar, and for the url, try putting Bonnie's site: www.quiltville.com see if that works. :)

Katie said...

Spectacular!!!

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