Sunday, August 12, 2012

Happy Merry Christmas Birthday


My good friend, who doesn't sew but sometimes tries, will turn 60 on Sept. 11.  She has often jokingly asked when I was going to make her a quilt and so I thought her 60th would be a good time to give her one. It was not my first choice of a quilt for her. I had several others in mind but with working so much over time I knew I would never get either one finished before her birthday so I settled on a Christmas quilt for her made with some Christmas Happy Blocks I had on hand. 





Marsha loves Christmas. (She loves birthdays too, unlike me). She decorates every room of her house for Christmas (unlike me). 


I was going to try to quilt some rambling stars on my plain old ordinary sewing machine but opted instead for straight line (or shaky line) quilting. I never try stitch in the ditch anymore because I always miss the ditch like a drunk misses walking a straight line.  See those Santa heads over there on the green background?  I'm still thinking about coloring a couple of them in with some black magic markers to see if she notices. My friend Marsha is black (unlike me) and I think she'd find it humorous if she notices at all. She collects black Santas. 

The backing is some wild reindeer fabric. I used the same fabric for the binding. 
Can't wait until 9-11-2012 to give it to her. Hope she will have a Happy Merry Christmas Birthday. 

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5 comments:

Laurie said...

Wow! What an awesome way to use my tons of left over Christmas fabric! This quilt is really pretty! I too decorate heavy at Christmas time, so can totally relate with your friend who is going to be the lucky recipient!

Quilter Kathy said...

What a great quilt gift....love the name of the quilt!

Harriett said...

What a great quilt, yet another one for me to put on my list.

Annie said...

I think the Christmas quilt will thrill your friend! What a wonderful birthday present!

Connie said...

Beautiful quilt and I'm sure she will love it! Thanks for sharing.
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