Sunday, December 11, 2016

Redwork Christmas finished!

So excited to finally have this quilt finished!  Five years in the making - it actually qualified as a UFO for most of that time.

It's hard to believe that it was five years ago that I went to the Quilting Expo and came home with my new Elna embroidery machine.  As the holiday season was coming up quickly, I tried downloading a few free embroidery patterns to try out.

A dozen redwork Christmas embroideries ended up in this sweet red and white Twin size quilt top.  Then it languished in the 'completed tops' pile for a long while.

In last year's push to finish up a few UFO's  I decided that a white fleece back would work nicely and pinned them together.  Then it sat another year in the 'to be quilted' pile.  I just couldn't figure out how I wanted to quilt it.

When I finally started quilting it up, there were tension problems with the free motion quilting.  Rip rip rip!  My machine just wouldn't cooperate.  Frustrated, I set it aside again.

It became my UFO goal for this fall, and finally was quilted and the binding put on - all ready to hand stitch in the waiting rooms when I drive my father-in-law to his appointments.  That took two months, but I finished it this week!  Don't you just love reds and whites at Christmas?

Of course, it took me so long to make it that we no longer have a twin size bed in the house.  LOL.

One major Christmas gift to finish piecing and quilt in the next two weeks.  Better get busy and stay focused!


  1. That is beautiful and will be a treasure for years.

  2. I do love Red & White quilts and that is especially gorgeous! Just wanted to let you know that Ann fell in October and fractured her neck, after hospital and rehab, we have in an apartment over on York. Coming along slowly but good!