It is that hectic time of year, where we crafters play elf and try to make things for all the people we love.
I am in that group, of course, but this year, I took a little time to make something just for me and my family. It's been awhile coming! Two years ago, I bought a kit for this quilt from Amy at Diary of a Quilter. she recently made another herself, which you can see here. Last year I started piecing it, and this year, I finally finished it. And it was worth the wait.
A simple pattern, but so cheery. It makes me smile.
I quilted it with swirls, my first time venturing out into this kind of FMQ, and after a wee issue (well, a third of the back was a mangled mess and had to be ripped out), I got my groove and I love the result. Perfect match for this quilt, me thinks!
I look forward to pulling this one out for many Christmases to come for my family to enjoy.
And one last fun shot- my reflection in my house window as I was walking through the yard, "wearing" the quilt after finishing photographing in the snow :)
And this quilt is my Friday Felicity! Have a great weekend, friends! And take time to give someone you love a hug...especially your kids, after the terrible tragedy this morning in Connecticut. May our kids never experience such horrible violence.