Last year when I made this christmas quilt for my Mom, I also made one for me. Same fabric line (I threw in a little pink fabric), but different pattern. I thought this pattern looked like wrapped presents.
I quilted it in a stippling pattern all over the main part, and then tried my hand at a simple free-motion design in the red borders. It was thrilling... like drawing on fabric. Only the pencil (needle) doesn't move - the paper (fabric) does. =) I love the way it turned out. And I think the quilting process may be my new favorite part of making a quilt.
Wouldn't you just love to have a christmas quilt for every room, bed, and couch of the house? I know I sure would.
Fabric: 12 Days of Christmas (Kate Spain), and a few others
Pattern: Picnic Rollup (C. Roskelley)