Black, red and white seems to be popular at this time of season! The quilt is to be used for snuggling so the quilting was kept somewhat simple. The middle bird blocks were quilted with swirls, but not too small.
The black border surrounding the birds and then used as the inner border, was quilted with a very simple and loose squiggle to keep the quilting open and not distract from the fabric.
I switched up just slighty and had to do something else fun for the piano key border so the middle of each strip has a simple serpentine line but I felt the quilt needed a little more for stability so rather than stitch in the ditch, I did a small squiggle on the seam line. Different but interesting. I figure it matches the large one in the border.
The back was a large black plaid flannel. Nice and snuggly feeling!
The quilting actually showed up quite well on it.
This quilt was a joy to complete because I just love working on a Christmas quilt, especially my favorite, Christmas birds. I think after I finish my current client quilts, I will take a break and start my hunter star quilt I am so eager to do for Christmas. More about that later!
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