For decades I've said I'd probably never make a Christmas quilt because a quilt and all the effort that goes into need a longer time to be used than just a few weeks. Then I came across these panels, grabbed some fabrics from my stash, and started this quilt.
(Someday I hope to have a better place to photograph quilts.)
Of course, what drew me to the panels was the fact that they include so many teals and blues, and just a hint of red.
I thought the little bits of red would encourage me to leave it out during the usually bleak winter months.
Since I bought this gray "Winter Solstice" Hoffman fabric probably 20 years ago (before they started adding dates to the selvage edge), I was surprised to realize the grays have a hint of teal; never noticed that until it sat next to all the teals I pulled from my stash.
It's a directional fabric so I cut the borders accordingly.
I'm hoping to get it layered and, hopefully, even start quilting before the day is over. Of course, I'm hoping to knit, and still have some Christmas cooking to do.
A friend snapped a picture of us at the Christmas Eve service last night. The College Girl was all sparkly, inside and out!