This is my final pin for the Holiday Pin It/Do It Challenge, and I'm calling it Number 16.5 because it's only partially complete. Technically, it's nearer to Number 16.17503, but close enough. I found this picture on Pinterest ...
Unfortunately, I could not track down a link. One pin gives credit to The Crafty Mummy, but I couldn't find it on her blog. Other pins give no link at all, so my apologies to the quilter who created this lovely quilt.
I loved the stained glass window effect and the relatively large size of the fabric pieces was perfect for showing off Christmas fabrics with large patterns. I decided to use a white snowflake-patterned fabric for the bars in my "windows" to mimic frost-covered windows and continue the Christmas/winter theme. Also, I already had the fabric and was trying to purchase as little as possible for this project. In fact, the plan was to make a lap-size quilt using only the leftovers from my Christmas crafting. However . . .
I didn't have anything in my stash suitable for the backing. I fell in love with this whimsical flannel and, if the backing was black, black should be incorporated into the pieced side as well, right? I mean for continuity and all. Yeah, Dave didn't fall for that either, but fortunately he's very indulgent of my sewing/crafting addiction. Here's what I ended up with:
And this is why I'm calling this Pin #16.5 - I only have two blocks complete, but you get the idea. The gorgeous, newly-purchased black fabric with the red/gold print will be the bars between "window panes". I'll post pictures of the final project as soon as it's done - hopefully early January
Thanks again to Trish of Love, Laughter and a Touch of Insanity for hosting another fun challenge. I know she was toying with the idea of making Pin It/Do It a regular feature, so I'm off to start pinning for the next one.