Friday, February 15, 2013

Merry Christmas!

That's right, get over it.

This quilt has been in the works for too long.  I finally finished it this year so I'm not letting another year go by without blogging about it.

I used my Mod Beads pattern and started the top in 2010, right after I released the pattern.  In fact, I finished the top the same year as evidenced in this post.

The color palette was inspired by the backing fabric which I had to hunt down online so of course I started the top before it arrived.  My fabric choices miss the mark a little bit but that's okay.  I was working from memory.

Because this is a Christmas quilt I couldn't possibly work on it after Christmas.  Or maybe I just wasn't inspired once the Christmas tree was on the curb.  And...I guess the same thing happened the following year.  I got it out and intended to finish it but it just didn't happen.

Somewhere along the way I did quilt it but you know how it goes...sometimes it's hard to make that final push.

After all, who likes binding?  

Not me, that's for sure.

 And so I finally did it in time for Christmas 2012 though truth be told, it did sit on our love seat with the binding only sewn to the front for a couple of weeks.

Despite this post being dreadfully off-season, I can assure you that it was in fact finished well before Christmas.

The proof?  These photos were all taken in conjunction with our Christmas card photos.  Hence all of the Ginny-filled outtakes that I can't resist posting.

PS Here are the photos that ended up on the card.

 A very, very, very late Merry Christmas to you from the Harvatines!


  1. I can take it!
    It's never too late.
    Merry Christmas.
    Love the quilt,
    and the Ginny fun.

  2. How sweet! Thanks for posting! :)