Merry Christmas from my family to yours! I hope that you have a relaxing holiday and a very festive New Year.
With my to-do list barely shrinking, I decided to go a bit simpler than our Christmas cards have been in the past. I printed one of my favorite photographs from the year, pulled cards, paper and leftover envelopes out of the basement and added some colorful washi tape and I am completely smitten with them. The quilt featured happens to be my first solo quilt, the one that I hand tied.
Do you mail holiday cards? If so, are your’s handmade? Some of the cards that I saw in stores this year almost swayed me away from handmade.
It is finally done (well it has been done since the beginning of August) and I had a moment to take it outside to photograph it. This is my first solo quilt and my first experience with hand tying. I am extremely happy with the way that it turned out. Now that I have one under my belt, quilts are coming together much faster.
Not bad for getting it pieced in February and finally deciding how to actually quilt/tie in July. A huge thanks to Carrie Strine and her magazine Hand and Hand for giving me the instructions and confidence to actually hand tie the quilt.
I spent my Fourth of July cozied up at home working on a long overdue quilting project. I’ve had the top pieced for ages but I have been on the fence on how to finish it. I wasn’t sure if I wanted to quilt it or hand tie it. After seeing the premier issue of Hand and Hand I decided to hand tie it.
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