So...here is my Christmas quilt for this year, and as announced last week the pattern is ready for download.
|Nordic Sweater Quilt|
I did work on another American Sparkler Quilt--my summer design for this year.
|American Sparkler Quilt|
|My favorite part of the day--unloading from the quilt frame.|
|Close-up of my Baptist fans.|
I often get asked why it is necessary for quilt backing and batting measure 4 inches around larger than the top on all sides. I hope this photo below helps explain. When you are following a computerized or pantograph pattern, the last row often repeats and over-laps off the edge of the quilt (shown by the stitching my finger is pointing to). This gets trimmed off and secured in the quilt binding.
|Quilting off the edge of the quilt to complete the pattern.|
A special thank-you goes out to everyone who participated in last week's linky party and commented on my post. I really appreciated it! :) My favorite post was the Maxi Porch Revolution from Porch Swing Quilts. It was a lot of fun to read. Jennie wins a free-pattern from me. You could win a free download next! Leave me a link to your blog and when you win, I will email you your favorite pattern that I wrote--which can be viewed on my Craftsy and Etsy shops.