We're counting down the hours till the New Year and today Tetsu and I have some last minute shopping and cleaning to do. I'm slowly getting things crossed off my To-do list.
And the biggest finish is the Promises and Borders quilt!!!
The layout and the colors are not so striking from a distance but I think my Promises quilt looks very nice up close. The embroidery patterns are beautiful! I used all of Jenny's embroidery designs but chose some of my own favorite promise verses.
I got a little fancy on the "A promise is a promise" block and double embroidered the lettering hoping to make it look a bit more like calligraphy.
The quilting is pure stitch-in-the ditch. I'm never quite sure how to quilt an embroidered or applique quilt in the white spaces and I didn't want to take away from the quilt's "message". The lattice and border fabric was busy enough that I chose not do any patterned quilting... so this is very plain. Hopefully the embroidery makes up for that
I am happy to have this quilt in my entrance right in time for the New Year holidays. A great way to start the New Year with God' promises before us daily!
Thank you Jenny for the wonderful Block of the Month!