It is when I get a Santa quilt finished in plenty of time to display it this coming Christmas which is still 8 months away! Yahoo!!
This is actually the second quilt I have made from this fabric. A few years back when hubby and I were living in England, I made it a point to visit every quilt/fabric shop I could find especially when we were vacationing around the UK. This beautiful Christmas fabric collection was found in a shop in Cornwall. I had fallen in love with it before I realized that it was manufactured by a US based company and imported to England. Translation = double the cost per yard!!
But what is a girl to do when she has fallen in love and really, really wants the fabric? We all know that she buys it!! And since I did NOT have a pattern in mind, I did not know how much yardage I needed. When estimating I gave myself plenty of wiggle room because I did NOT want to run out of fabric as I would probably never return to this particular shop (and to this date-2016- I have not been back) and chances of finding this line of fabric still being sold when I FINALLY got around to choosing a pattern and then sewing it were pretty nil!! That being said, I justified the purchase of many yards of each fabric. Little did I know that I had enough fabric to make not ONE twin-sized quilt but TWO twin-sized quilts plus a pieced backing!!!
First quilt finished about 2013
With fabric still left over from the second quilt, I put on my designing cap and came up with the back.
From this pile to this back:
So was my initial investment in all this fabric worth it? Absolutely!! When I gaze upon my finished quilts, I fall in love all over again with the fabric and remember the lovely time we spent in Cornwall and know that I made the right choice:)
Another unfinished project becomes a finished project!! How are you doing in finishing those UFO”s?