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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