I've heard that the best way to cure a hangover is to take a little nip in the morning. Not being a drinking person AT ALL, I wouldn't know this for fact, but I have made a sewing comparison.
The best way to cure a Christmas sewing hangover is, apparently, to binge on finishes. It's working out well for me I guess. I honestly don't much feel like doing something new until I get this stuff finished. That's a great thing, in my book.
This is the second quilt I finished yesterday at my sis-in-law's house. My Pam Kitty Morning Scrappy Trips. I blogged about it many moons ago as I was making these blocks.
Y'see, I can't do scrappy. My OCD brain does not handle it all very well. I love looking at the finished products of others, but I can't put it together myself. I'm working on it, baby step at a time, but for now, this is me and I'm happy with it.
So here is my not-so-scrappy trip around the world quilt. I chose to do it in one big diamond for one big reason - those green squares. They were so very dark compared to the rest of the fabrics that they caught your eye no matter where they were. I figured I'd just work with it instead of against it, and put them dead center. I like how it turned out.
Quilted all over in loops and swirls (donuts in the Ferrari again, but who cares?).
And washed and ready to snuggle. The winter here has started out awfully cold, so these finishes will come in handy. Crossing it off my 4QFAL list! I like this bonus week!
And now, a quick question - anyone ever put double batting in a quilt before? I'm contemplating it for my husband's London quilt, but am a little nervous. He likes heavy quilts, so it might be perfect. But I don't want disastrous. At all!