I am a little behind on blogging about Christmas gifts made, and in fact I forgot to take photos of some altogether! But today I will share my favourite, a quilt 2 years overdue.
I promised my sister and her husband a quilt when they were redecorating their t.v. room. My sister is not much of a "quilty person", so I wanted her input on the design and colours. A year passed and I finally got a top made. I decided on an improv cross/plus design, for several reasons- 1. their faith, 2. my sister is a chartered accountant, and 3. at the time, my sister and brother in law had been in the midst of a long, difficult struggle with infertility and adoption. I called the top "think positive" and…again it sat in the closet for months.
And then- a baby. A baby! My sweet little niece. It all came out positive after all! And then the top sat longer because, of course, a baby quilt took precedence :)
All of a sudden it was Christmas again. Doh! So I basted and did some wonky grid quilting, and did some of the WORST machine binding of my life (not sure what the heck happened there), but hey, done is better than perfect, right? And they seemed to like it regardless.
And seeing as it has been -30 degrees Celsius for much of December and January, I hear this has already been put to good use!