(Christmas themed Happy Blocks)
58.5 x 65
Most of these blocks were from a long ago swap.
These Happy Blocks have four inch centers and two inch sides.
I pieced together some batting and quilted it with red thread in vertical lines at irregular intervals. (Notice I didn't say straight lines.) I wanted to use green thread because the backing is green but didn't have any and I'm all about using what I have on hand if possible.
The binding was a long ago thrift store purchase of about two yards. It still had the .95 cent price tag on it.
Now I have three Christmas lap quilts. And I have three grandchildren. So when they set up their own households they can draw straws for a Christmas quilt of their choice. Until then I'll put them out at Christmas time. When the two older granddaughters were younger they would sleep on the floor on a pile of quilts of their choosing when they came to visit and stay overnight. In December they always chose the two Christmas quilts to cover up with.
And the reason I wanted to quilt with green thread was because this is the backing. I had to do some creative piecing to get what I had to fit. I guess the red thread doesn't look too bad. It kind of blends in with the vertical lines of the fabric. The whole thing looks kind of like wrapping paper.
This goes toward my own Holiday Cheer Challenge - an effort to use all my holiday fabrics and to finish up all those holiday themed UFOs.