I finally finished up a holiday quilt, and I am so happy with it! It turned out better than I had hoped. I first saw this pattern in this book and loved it--but I wanted mine scrappy.
I tried to use up my christmas-y fabrics, and added in some greens, reds, and blues. I think the mix works really well.
Here's a confession, I usually don't like my quilt backs. I hate to buy a lot of fabric for backing, and I'm too lazy to make cool quilt backs like so many of you bloggers out there make. So I usually piece what I have together (really sloppily), and then don't really like it. For this quilt, I really wanted to use up those holiday prints, so I am glad I did it this way. But it's definitely not my favorite part.
This candy-cane stripe called out to me as the binding. It just had to be, and it's my favorite part. I love a striped binding anyway, but red and white will always be my favorite!
We have a chance of snow in our forecast for this weekend, and even though I am thrilled that I actually finished this up before Christmas, I don't think I'm ready for winter. I'd like to see fall stick around for a while. Plus, I'm not ready to give up my garden tomatoes!