Hope you had a very Merry Christmas
and a happy holiday.
Now we switch gears and
it's time to start a new year.
But until January gets too
far ahead I need to share
my 2021 December mini.
My latest mini is reflective of the season
in the classic color combination
of reds and greens.
30" x 30"
This pattern was inspired by Kim Diehl
from her book
Simple Whatnots II
Kim has also provided this as a free pattern
from Henry Glass Fabrics.
This quilt was a good combination
of pieced flowers and appliqued stems and leaves.
It was also a nice way to use
some of those reds and greens
I've been collecting.
I few fluttering snowflakes
would be perfect to showcase
this fun holiday quilt,
but nothing yet.
I kept the machine quilting simple by outlining the
flowers along with a few feathers and
then a simple loopy design in the border.
I dug around for awhile
looking for a backing and finally decided
on this fabric.
Well, this is really an oldie. I bought it in
1974 and made bedroom curtains!
Some of you may recognize it as one of
the timely calico prints from Ely and Walker.
The company printing this design and several others
for a long time even up through the 70's.
Ely and Walker Dry Goods started manufacturing fabric in
1855 in St. Louis.
Maybe, without realizing it,
I have started a
Red and Green Christmas series.
2021 2019 2020
I'll have to keep that in mind when
December, 2022 rolls around.
Maybe you're ready to join in
making a monthly mini coordinated by
and her quilty mini-ettes as we march into 2022.
Time to get stitching.
Until Next Time-