I finally got back in my sewing room last night. It felt good to be sewing again! I debated on whether or not to even try to start the December Le Petite project. I didn’t want to have another UFO before the end of the year, but the project was soooo cute. It is called “Prairie Point Christmas” by Cara Wilson of Caraquilts blog. Cara has an awesome blog! “Prairie Point Christmas” was featured as a Moda Bakeshop Recipe. I had not yet tried a project from the Moda Bakeshop, so I really wanted to make this. Last night I decided, I just couldn’t pass it up.
I still need to get my borders on today, but I just love it like I knew I would! I started with some charm packs, Remembrance by Brannock and Patek. After I looked through the charms, I realized I wanted some more green options for my tree, so I added some. I went with a more beige background than the recipe called. The recipe called for Snow from Moda. I used a fabric from Hope – Collection for a Cause by Howard Marcus. This is a HEAVY quilt top with all those prairie points! You have to sew over quite a few layers of fabric in some areas. I put my built-in walking foot on my Janome 6600 to some good use! Once I got my fabric all prepped, it went together so nicely. I cut my background strips at the quilt shop. Quilts at the Marshall House just got a new Sizzix fabric cutter. It was so easy and fun to cut my strips!! Customers are welcome to use it too! I laid my prairie points on the floor and played with them a little to figure a placement to my liking first.
Not sure why the color is so bad in that photo?? Then I just started sewing my top together.
I wasn’t the only one who was glad I was sewing again…
Scooter was just the happiest kitty. He stayed with me the entire time I was sewing.
After I got the top all pieced, Scooter had to make sure it passed his kitty test too!! This kitty just loves to quilt!
Hopefully, tomorrow I’ll be able to show pictures with the borders on!