We also recieved our last Secret Santa present late last night. A HUGE hamper filled with yummy food and drink for us to enjoy. Our hearts are filled with gratitude for the kindness and generosity that is out there.
I know this is a bit late, now that Christmas is over, but this quilt was the first I made into a pattern. Its called "Pine for You" - named by my husband Todd (thanks honey for showing an interest in my passion). I adored the "Figgy Pudding" fabric and bought a layer cake of it at the Sydney Craft and Stitches show in the middle of the year.
I used a really easy stack and slash method of cutting the squares it was fun making the trees all a bit different. I hand quilted around and trees and on the borders and bound the quilt using left over scraps of figgy pudding fabric (I like using every last scrap).
I loved the way it turned out so much I made it into a pattern. My sister Amelia tried it out and made up the quilt top in a weekend. It went into a number of quilting stores around Australia, which was so exciting. Special thanks to Blueberries for encouaging me to create my first pattern and being the first to stock it in their gorgeous store.