Friday, January 25, 2019

Vintage Holiday Progress

In my last post, I told you I was working on a new quilt, but I did not show it to you. It is hard to take photos when it is dark, and I work during the day, so I need to remember to take a photo during a break.

I easily found the solid red fabric I had bought to make my red and white quilts that have been on my wish list ever since I heard about the red and whites quilt exhibition. Apparently, it didn't occur to me to buy white as well, so I used the white that I am using for the ATC holder. I think the splotches on the fabric look snowy. Then I cut out the red applique. To keep the letters facing the right way, I fused the fusible to the back, and placed  and pinned the pattern right side up on the front.  Then I cut them out.  It worked out quite easily without having to reverse anything.

I then cut out the white applique pieces and placed them on the background. I was worried that I might run out of the white fabric that I needed for the ATC holder so I chose another white for the applique.

I decided to use an embroidery stitch to applique the red background to the white background. I like how it looks like bushes from a distance and snowflakes close up.  Then I fused everything in place. I see that the apostrophe was lost in the process.

The top is done now, so I need to sandwich, quilt and finish. I will not be making a pillow. Since I used the embroidery stitch, I wanted to use some supplies so I went through my lace and chose a couple. I plan to birth this quilt like I did the house one, and am thinking about edging the hanging with one of the laces for a more finished look.

This is the stack of library books that I had to return today because they were due before I got a chance to really read them. I think other people like to read more in the winter than the summer so they request books so I can't renew them. I've been busy with work, and sick with a cold, and the streets have been icy, so some of these are overdue.

Linked to:
Off The Wall Friday 
UFO Busting #46 
Oh Scrap! - it isn't a scrappy project, but I used scraps of fabric to make it
ScrapHappy Saturday


Kaja said...

This really made me smile! I like the white fabrics and agree they look snowy. I also like the way you are using your lace. The whole thing is beautifully Christmassy.

Quiltdivajulie said...

Much too nice to become a pillow -- like the mix of not-pure-white whites!

Gwyned Trefethen said...

Your choice of white fabrics adds wonderful texture to the piece.

Emily said...

I love how this looks!!!! I especially love your row of "snowflake" stitching attaching the two background pieces. What fun!

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

You can just about hear the laughter of the sledders. Very cute!

Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

The Joyful Quilter said...

I never worry about overdue books. I consider it my contribution to the library!!

Tish Stemple said...

This little winter quilt is so cute! I love that you are mixing a solid red with white prints. It really gives the quilt movement for those sledders zipping down the hill.

gayle said...

I'm glad you went with the white prints rather that a white solid - so much texture and snowiness is added!
Those little sledders really say winter fun!