Finally! It's complete! A little late, worth the wait!
Really, the label says it all -
Instead of thinking "this quilt was meant to be for last Christmas," I have decided to think, "this is a really early finish for next Christmas." Eh, pretty clever? I really like the bright red binding and crisp red and white contrast. It measures 56x70. My daughter slept under it last night, and that's a big moment for a quilt. This morning, at 7am, I went in to wake her up for school and I saw the quilt was pulled way up and tucked under her chin. I thought about how quilts are a powerful extension of our love.
My daughter also loves the tossed gingerbread backing fabric and when she first saw it she said, "GINgerbreads!" and there was a wonderful squeal accent that she included as she said the word.
I managed to find the original sketch which, in all of it's arcane coded scribbles, reminds me that every project has to start somewhere. And how a simple hot mess of a sketch can become something gorgeous, containing an indescribable amount of passion and devotion.
Linking my seasonably late finish up to Finish it up Friday...Happy Quilting!