Thursday, December 20, 2012

Happy Christmas II, Finished!

Happy Christmas II is done! I've added "almost" orange peel quilting with a walking foot like my friend Ruth and again I can't seem to follow directions. My shapes don't exactly meet, instead they line up and criss-cross. I still like it, but it's definitely different. Michael Miller's holiday stripe was perfect for the binding. Isn't it fun cut on the bias? 

The label is written with a Sakura Pigma Micron pen, heat set it and then framed out with scraps. The backing is from The Good Life by Deena Rutter. Early on I decided that this quilt will be a gift for someone special.

A little back story for you. Five years ago, my daughter was supposed to born on New Years Day. Instead, she was delivered two weeks early via emergency c-section. It was right before Christmas and I barely remember that time. We were were tucked into our hospital room being nursed back to health. The only sign of the holidays was a little ornament taped to my door. This thoughtful touch of peace and holiday cheer made me smile.

I'll be taking this sweet little quilt to our local hospital to bring a smile to another family that finds themselves in the hospital during Christmas.

Happy Elving,

Further Reading: Leftovers? Yes please!


  1. That's gorgeous, and so sweet of you Adrienne

  2. How sweet of you to donate this to someone at the hospital. That is a wonderful sentiment. Your daughter is a beautiful blessing!!

    I like the curved corners and the binding IS whimsical:)

  3. A tear remembering. Beautifully putting heart and soul into action. That is why I love you so.

  4. Beautiful quilt and perfect binding! Someone will be very pleased to have it.

  5. The quilt is precious. Thanks for the idea - I like simple things I can do with my walking foot. I'll have to remember this one. Good job!

  6. What a sweet post! My son was born eight weeks early two years ago this January. I always take a quilt to the NICU on his birthday to give to a family that finds themselves unexpectedly spending lots of time at the hospital instead of at home with their new baby.

    Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  7. Yeah, you fill my heart.
    Oh, and by the way, the quilt is absolutely beautiful. I especially love the backing fabric. (Papa)

  8. How sweet to bless someone with a quilt at Christmas. Your thoughtfulness will be appreciated. connie

  9. What a sweet quilt. Love the label too!


  10. Congrats on your finish. What a lovely gift to give to a stranger at xmas. Happy holiday season :)

  11. What a wonderful thing to do, that is so thoughtful of you. It's a beautiful quilt, the recipient will be thrilled, and very touched, I'm sure.

  12. I love your quilting! I know what you mean, too - my twins were born just before Christmas last year. The whole season was a blur and I almost forgot to celebrate!



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