OK, I admit that this quilt isn’t completely finished yet! But I was so thrilled with the way it’s going that I wanted to share it even without the binding. I pieced this top over the past few months, and it couldn’t have been more simple–it’s a bunch of snowballs using 5 different fabrics. I got the idea from Take Five, a fun book by Kathy Brown with some easy quilting ideas using just 5 fabrics.
The best part of this quilt is the border fabric(s). The inner border is a diagonal “peppermint” stripe. The outer border is the theme print from this line from Connecting Threads, Peppermint Forest… Supercute gingerbread houses with a hint of Hansel and Gretel.
The quilting by Julie Curry turned out gorgeous. We chose motifs from the fabric and repeated them in an all-over design. You can see it most clearly on the backing, where I married some cool wood-grain print fabric with a deep chocolate brown.
This quilt will work beautifully on my younger daughter’s new twin-size bed. Now if only I could get around to binding it…