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!


Kim said...

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

Happy Sewing,

Quilter Kathy said...

Congratulations on a great finish! I love your version of this 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

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: see if that works. :)

Katie said...


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