Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Peppermint Pinwheels

I finished the Christmas quilt I have been working on for so long! May I present to you, Peppermint Pinwheels!

The texture on this quilt is wonderful! I used a machine quilting needle and it worked beautifully. It is very soft and a nice weight from the cotton batting. 

The backing is from a king sized sheet and it took up almost the whole thing! I think I cut about three inches off. I bound it with solid white to have a contrast against the busy border print.

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! I can't wait to get all warm and cozy under my new quilt!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Oh my aching back!

I FINALLY got a backing for my over sized queen Christmas quilt! Kohl's had sheets on sale for $12.99 so I set out this morning with intentions on finding something suitable for a backing. I was going to get red because they had a nice Christmasy red sheet set that would go well. However, when I saw this print I thought it would go even better. See how it matches the white print I used in the top? (backing on the bottom and the top is folded)

200 or so pins later, I had this:

I also gained an aching back, sore knees and finger tips. I think this quilt will be well worth it all, though. 

I plan to start quilting Monday. I'm not sure how long it will take me. I'm going to stipple it without going over the red stars. I can't wait to get it finished!