Remember this quilt, . . . . I started this quilt in December but refused to finish it because it wasn't my 100th quilt.
Between all the things that we all do to get ready for Christmas, whenever I could squeeze in the time I happily made ornament blocks in my sewing room.
The pattern I used is "vintage holiday" by Camille Roskelley for thimble blossoms.
As I sometimes do, I changed Camille's pattern just a tad, I made my blocks smaller, made more blocks, and "hung" them from the sashing.
After days of feeling frustrated with where my other 100th quilt project was going, I decided to put a border on this quilt. After sewing the sides of the border to my top, I decided I didn't like that fabric, I think the print is too small for the center.
(whew, is that ugly or what!)
So here's another fabric from the line, Roman Holiday, it is a bigger print and looks nice I think. The problem was that I only had two strips of this fabric and couldn't find anymore. After looking at this on my design wall for a day or two, I decided the print was a nice size but still a distraction.
So I cut the border in half and got this, just the perfect little border to finish off this quilt.
This is Lifetime Quilt Number 100!
Boy does it feel good to say that. After spending months and months of collecting blocks, drawing blocks, and trying to come up with a pattern to exceed all the unrealistic expectations I had created in my head, and making my sewing life stressful and myself miserable, it dawned on me that this Christmas Quilt was me and what I do, and the perfect quilt to be my 100th quilt. This quilt has red, I changed the pattern to suit myself, and I love it, what more could I ask for from a quilt.
This quilt finished at 48" x 55".
The pattern is "vintage holiday" by Camille Rosekelley for thimble blossoms.
The fabric is Roman Holiday by 3 Sisters for Moda
It has approximately 418 pieces.
After spending (wasting) so much time on the perfect pattern for quilt 100 I'm at a loss as to what start next. I usually have my next 6 quilt projects lined up, but I'm guessing now that this quilt is done everything will fall into place.