Two winters ago I shared this finish. It is a Christmas quilt using vintage style fabrics designed by Sheri Berry. I purchased the fabric about 8 years ago and finally finished the quilt in 2015. But I had been hanging on to one special block that didn’t make the quilt intending to make a pillow with it.
This is the block I had been hanging onto. It had been so long since I started this that I decided to add this project to my UFO Challenge list as number 12. Well 12 was the lucky number chosen for January so I am excited to share that I finished the project!
The block needed a couple borders, which I quickly added. I had also been hanging onto this piece of fabric to be the back of the project. That Santa is so cute. Oh and I was also hanging on to the striped fabric that I used for the binding. I also added some pockets on the back so I can easily hang the mini.
I used my favorite wavy quilting stitch but instead of doing rows, this time I spiraled the wavy lines around the center block. I was pleased with the effect. Since this was a small project I decided to try machine binding, which I have never done before. I have to say, I was pleased with how it turned out. It feels good to have this project finally finished. So far, the UFO Challenge is my friend!