After my machine was in the shop earlier in the week, I finally got a chance to go full blast quilting tonight and get what I had planned to have done Sun, done tonight. I started with the 12 Days of Christmas wall hanging. I had been resisting it, but when I saw Jen's I fell in love with it all over. It will look great in my new office at work. I used a gold, green, maroon Rainbows thread from Superior. Let me just say I fell in love with it! It quilted beautifully!
Then I quilted moms quilt. It's definately not her normal quilt style, but when she was in Sioux Falls a couple weeks ago she found this pattern by Ingrid Barlow, a local designer. She thought it would look great in big prints, so she used some of the new Free Spirit prints and whipped this top up in 2 hours, start to finish with the cutting included for the quilt top. It's 41"x61" so not very big, but a great throw size. I quilted it using a King Tut brown/green verigated thread. I used loop which turned out really well because they kind of look like the fabric. The thread blended so well that it was hard to see where I had quilted. I'll take this to her tonight so she can put the binding on it and it'll be a store sample for a while. I think this pattern looks really cool and it works great with big prints. I'm looking forward to getting other patterns by Ingrid and trying them.
Tonight we're having a Christmas party, so I'm looking forward to celebrating with the girls. I'm finally starting to feel like I'm getting in the Christmas mood.