|It measures 36 3/8 by 37", not quite square.|
It is from Quilter's Newletter "Quilt It For Christmas" 2000. I started the embroidery in 2001, according to my label, and finished the quilt in 2006. The original in the magazine was done in redwork; I prefer blue, and besides I had quite a few scraps from my Snowmen and Mittens quilt I made, with each of my daughters doing the mitten strings embroidery on it, in 1996. This one:
|Love everything about this quilt. That pillow, you ask? Started stitching in 2004, finished in 2005. Yep, sneaking in a couple other Christmas throwbacks here, bahaha.|
I clearly remember where I was stitching the embroidery: a bunch of it on a July camping trip to Touchwood Lake in northeastern Alberta with our daughters, my husband's brother and his wife, and their son, daughter and two little kids. Although it poured rain nearly the entire weekend, we had a terrific time, lots of hilarity. One of my all-time favourite photos is of my girls, fully clad in t-shirt and jeans (it was pretty cool in the bush where our campsite was), once I gave the "oh what the hell, go for it" answer they wanted, running Mach 6 into the lake! By the time we'd walked down to the beach and we were in full-on sunshine, it was HOT!
Update! Well, I had to find that photo, and here it is! How I love it.
|Ha: a photo of a photo. Good memory: it was July! Brianne was 15, Dayna 13. Good times.|
Here is the back:
|A Debbie Mumm print I have always loved. Pieced back even back then! This is a scrap from my tree skirt (too bad I can't slip in a pic of that, but it's in Florida), and the label, pieced right into the backing.|
|In the bottom snowy layer of two of the trees on the label, I wrote "Embroidered 2001" and "Quilted 2006". So happy I am a label-nut!|
Of course, as soon as I laid the quilt down on the floor in front of the patio door for natural light photos, someone parked her furry butt on it within seconds, no lie.
A Quarter Inch from the Edge for TBT. It's all Christmas over there so check it out!