No it's not quite Christmas in February, but early yesterday morning I managed to do a quick photoshoot of my "Christmas Blessings" quilt, with it's GORGEOUS stripey binding, before the few flakes of snow melted. I finished this one a couple of weeks ago but this was the first chance I'd had to get a photograph of it! Pattern is by Natalie Bird (The Birdhouse Patchwork Designs) and was bought as a kit (included fabric and pattern) from Cross Patch in Wales. Hand embroidered with DMC threads, hand appliqued and machine pieced and machine quilted with Aurifil thread (50wt thread for the piecing, and a combination of 50wt thread and 40wt thread for the quilting). I loved making this one, and really enjoyed machine quilting this one myself! The finished size is 32" square. There is a sleeve on the back, ready to hang up later in the year.
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