December's mystery quilt called "Foreshadowing" . I chose to make the smaller quilt, since that is the size I normally gift to others. I did add a top and bottom border to extend the size to my normal 45 x 60 approx size for youth.
This was a fun quilt to do... and Jess's designs are always fun to do.... I am always amazed at how her mind works to put blocks together.
I had the top completed the weekend of the mystery last December, but its been waiting for a recipient before I started to quilt...... I used my Janome 7700 to quilt in the ditch to help set off the dimensional look of the fabrics being stacked. Then kept with the heart theme to add more interest in the squares. I alternated the hearts in the mid border region.... but it's hard to see, and then did a free motion simple large stipple on the end borders.
I love the backing fabric! I found that on sale..... and it's a perfect fit for the top fabric, don't you agree?
This quilt is going to a 5 year old who is the granddaughter of a friend. Her daddy has been clean and sober for almost 3 years now, and was just granted legal custody of her and her little brother. Their mom is still struggling with treatmentt and drug abuse. It only seemed right that these two darlings had something to snuggle with. I'm so glad they get to live together again. * they've been separated for the last year. My next post will have the quilt I made for her little brother.