Good Morning, Quilters!
I would like to say that I finished a Christmas project early….
Unfortunately, YOU all know this was last year’s project…
I really had fun stitching this whole cloth quilt.
I tried my hand at a little Ruler Work…(A new challenge for me) and then I went back to my “happy place”–free motion quilting.
My challenge was to include a wide variety of motifs (How many do YOU recognize?) to embellish the nutcracker and then layer in textured motifs like Grid Pop.
I used several different threads: Fine weight threads to create texture, heavier threads (28wt Aurfil cotton) for the white focus motifs, and a sprinkle of metallic thread for sparkle.
Building Blocks to fill in the background.And then I agonized over the binding…
My next challenge is to create a second Nutcracker to hang by his side and guard my front door…or stitch a huge Christmas tree to hang in between…
What about YOU?
Have YOU started YOUR Christmas projects? What are you working on?
It’s never too early!
We’d LOVE to hear!
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