Sunday, December 30, 2012

Hatch and Windows...

Like most years, I worked on a couple of projects for Christmas.  Although to be honest, my list was much shorter than usual.  The biggest one is a quilt for my parents called Hatch and Windows.  (The lump in the picture is actually my cat Jack hiding underneath.)

Hatch and Windows Quilt
I actually finished this top back in August and it was supposed to by a QOV donation quilt.  (The pattern was Mystery 26 from the Yahoo Group Mystery Quilts 4 Military.)   However, my mom fell in love with it and kept petitioning me to give it to them.  After all, my father is a veteran and was injured while serving.

So I decided to give this one to them for Christmas and make a replacement one for QOV to donate.  I quilted this version using the Square Spirals pantograph by Keryn Emmerson.

Square Spiral Pantograph
I also used a bunch of the extra 4-patches from the quilt to make a label for the back...

Label for the back of the quilt
I managed to finish the binding just two days before Christmas!  They were pretty surprised when they opened it and I know they'll enjoy it and get good use out of it.  It will actually be the quit my Dad uses while watching TV.

I've also made good progress on the replacement quilt and have all the components units made.  Hopefully I'll have the top completed in another day or two.  I'm doing this one in blues and browns...

Block Units for Replacement Quilt
So the stats for this quilt are:
  • Size: 63" x 75"
  • Fabrics: Batiks from my stash
  • Batting: Warm & White
  • Thread: Aurifil (piecing), Superior Thread So Fine (quilting)
  • Pattern: Mystery 26 (Hatch and Windows) from the Yahoo Group Mystery Quilts 4 Military
  • Quilting: Square Spiral pantograph by Keryn Emmerson (32 passes and 5 bobbins)
  • Started: January 2012
  • Completed: December 2012
  • Recipient: Dad and Mom

Here's someone who thoroughly enjoyed Christmas -particularly the Christmas Tree!  She slept under it, played under it and ate a great deal of it.  As Mr. Quilting Bug put it, we had a very festive litter box in December.  Unfortunately, she also threw up a great deal of it.  She wasn't smart enough to figure out that eating it made her sick and she kept going back for more...

Sam under the Christmas Tree (aka dinner)
Until later...
Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” 
Philippians 1:6 (NIV)


  1. Oh Beautiful!!!! I wish I would have seen this before cutting into my new fabrics today. THIS would have been a perfect pattern to showcase them!!!! I think I even have the files saved.


    Absolutely beautiful!

  2. THat is a beautiful quilt for a very deserving VET. I hope he enjoys snuggling under it! Sam is very cute under the tree. I never get a quilt photo session with out a cat on on under it!