I only made one quilt for Christmas this year and didn't want to share it so as to keep it a secret. But now that it's been gifted I can show you!
My daughter's boyfriend is a huge Saints Football fan and mentioned earlier this year that he would love a Saints quilt. That boy is so cute and so helpful that I would be happy to make him any quilt he wants!
I found some Saints fabric and used it in the border. I collected my black and white fabrics and sorted through them for fun (an some funny) prints that he would like, and then bought a yard of gold fabric as nothing in my stash really worked with the Saints printed fabric. I know, I was shocked too! LOL
I wanted to get it done before my surgery on the 17th and have it wrapped and ready to go, like all the other gifts. I didn't know how I would feel afterwards and I am SO glad I got everything done prior to surgery. I slept for most of the following week.
I quilted it on my longarm with black thread. One of the things I like to do with black and white quilts is to use all different shades of black and everything from pure white, to light grey to off white and even cream. I think this give it a old look and keeps it from being a modern quilt. Sometimes I like modern quilts, but I didn't want that look for this quilt.
Needless to say, his face lit up and he was thrilled! I'm so happy he is happy. That guy has done so much for me this year, and he totally deserved a quilt of his own.
Now I'm going to share this on Facebook and would love to have you share your gifted quilts from this holiday. I mentioned in a post before Christmas about last minute sewing and got so many replies, so I know y'all made quilts and I know many of you quilted until the last minute! No judgement here, I'm just happy that you made and gifted quilts! So I'm looking forward to seeing all of them!!
I hope your Holiday was special, and that you are safe and healthy.