This Christmas quilt has a back story…It was a couple days after my birthday in 2014. My kids were all down for quiet time or napping and I had a few precious minutes to quilt. I got out my brand new rotary cutter and a pile of fabric and got to work. I worked a little too fast and happened to cut off a good portion of my left index finger. I tried not to go into shock and called my neighbor who came to look at it, then I called my husband, and 5 hours later I finally got some anesthetic in that finger that hurt. so. badly. After a month of really hard recovery and trying not to let my 4, 3, and 1 year old get near my hand…it healed.
This is the quilt top I was working on when I cut my finger and I finally finished it! With a story like that, I knew it’d have to go to someone special and I couldn’t wait till Christmas or even until after Thanksgiving to give it to my Mom. The little birds on it reminded me of her since she’s an avid bird watcher and I found the perfect backing at Joanns. Little green flowers – almost the same shade as the fabric on the front.
Love love love this quilt, and Christmas crafting/giving. I already wrapped my little sisters birthday present (her birthday is Dec 31st) and I already sent a package to a dear friend in PA. I just love this. So much fun! Happy Christmas sewing.
Here’s the pattern for this quilt from Moda Bake Shop.
ps: my nice camera isn’t working (sniff, sniff). I went to turn it on and it just wasn’t working. It wasn’t dropped or anything, so it’s probably some kind of connection internally. Sigh. It’s much harder to take beautiful pictures with a phone, but for now…it’s all I’ve got.