Finally some quilting to share with you! I haven’t touched my longarm in over a month so it felt weird to load up a quilt and try to be creative again! I struggled with what to do in the center of the wreaths so did all the other quilting first. I started with the SID, then the swirls in the background and the loops in the green and red wreaths. Once that was all done I sat and stared at the four blank centers of the wreaths…this quilt wasn’t talking or whispering to me at all! I think my problem was I originally said to myself ‘don’t do feathers on this quilt’ but I didn’t like any of the drawing I came up with until I drew this. I liked the varying sizes of the feathers instead of an even feather wreath.
The quilt pattern is called Good Tidings by It’s Sew Emma. The fabric collection is called Solstice by Kate Spain and Kona Snow for the background. This is actually a guild quilt but I suggested that this be our next Christmas Raffle quilt and everyone agreed! So I got to shop and the guild paid the bill, good deal! We pieced this top at our July meeting and we cut enough to make a second one. This is a great fundraiser for our group as we have a one day raffle at a local craft sale in November and raise about $500. The ‘drawn today’ aspect of this idea is what sells a lot of tickets.
I took a lot of pictures of this quilt as I have missed blogging about quilting! This would have been a great one to take pictures of in the snow but it has been 28’c this past week so no chance of that! :)