A big thank you to Michelle who blogs at Crayon Box Quilt Studio for organizing her Kate Spain Charm Swap - the Christmas Edition! I'll get better "quilty" pictures once this is all quilted but I was kinda anxious to share how wonderful the variety of prints came together and
was able to catch this wintery picture right at dusk:
I thouroughly enjoyed the easy sewing of chain piecing this past week and was kinda surprised how big this quilt actually ended up. I used 224 charms (I had two spots in Michelle's swap) and the quilt measures 64"x72". I picked up some red minky for the backing during all the fabric sales this past weekend and am looking forward to quilting with minky for the very first time. (Any warnings about loading it on the long-arm please do share.) Anyhoo...I wanted to create this post to thank everyone who participated in the swap. I don't have a local sewing group and for reasons like this, I'm just so grateful for our virtual community. I'm so happy with my cheery Christmas Quilt. I can't wait to quilt it.