Christmas-times-a-comin'.... so my friend, Claire, has been working diligently on completing her 'Christmas Quilt' by Heart to Hand. As you can see she has revamped it and made it her own...Half of the blocks are from the Heart to Hand 'Christmas' Pattern, including the reindeer which is off H2H's stocking pattern, the birdhouse is one her son made her but the chickadees are from Norma Whaley's 'Pine and Holly' table runner, the corner bells are from Kathy Schmitz' new stitchery pattern and the angel, mitten block and stocking are ones that Claire made up.
It's wool applique, hand stitched to cotton ( Diamond Textiles).
So yesterday we had several emails going back and forth...Claire wanted input...what should she do with that open space on the borders? She felt the loops on the pattern would make it look too busy (I agreed) and a vine of holly around the quilt just didn't look right... so this is what she came up with...PERFECT! Simple little twigs of holly adding to the beauty of the quilt!
I love a happy ending...don't you?
Claire will have the holly stitched down in the blink of an eye and then it's onto quilting...I will keep you posted!
This is an heirloom quilt in the making...you can't rush perfection!
Have a terrific Tuesday and Happy Stitching!~P