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Yeah!!! I finally finished my Christmas quilt...you know...the one I kept putting aside to do other things!!! I posted almost two months ago about not touching my new Batiks until this was finished, and I didn't!! Hard to believe but I feel I've made a serious breakthrough here. OK I still need to sew the binding down but that won't take any time at all . I named my quilt The Gift because it kept giving me presents. The flying geese gave me the half squares for the pinwheel log cabins and the shadowed mountains gave me the twisted ribbon on the back of quilt. The backing fabric is CT's Winter Fun in Toffee. All in all I'm really happy with it.   Now I will put it away and next Christmas when I see it again it will be a gift all over again!!!

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Comment by Terry F on March 11, 2011 at 5:24pm
Gorgeous!!!
Comment by Lynda Banks/Ont. on March 9, 2011 at 1:58pm
Thanks for all the nice comments ladies. You are all always so positive and encouraging with your feedback!!!! Shannon I always said that I wouldn't put the effort and time into a quilt that would be away most of the year and yet....I'm always picking up Christmas fabrics..go figure. They are so pretty and I can trick myself into believing the quilt is free, right ? If I already had the fabric whats a girl to do??? Of course there's enough left over to make a couple more quilts LOL
Comment by Jennie Steward on March 9, 2011 at 7:01am
It is a beautiful quilt....what a gift to yourself!
Comment by Prairie Quilter Jan/NE on March 9, 2011 at 6:58am
Beautiful!  It really sparkles.  It is all the more special because you used those "leftover" pieces to create great blocks elsewhere. 
Comment by Barbara S/IL on March 9, 2011 at 6:35am
Linda it's gorgeous! Love the naming of the quilt, too. We are all gifted in some way and you are obviously a gifted quilter.
Comment by linda harriott/UK on March 9, 2011 at 3:41am
This is so nice.Your perserverence really paid off.Now you can enjoy the batiks guilt free.
Comment by Carol Vickers/OH on March 8, 2011 at 7:39pm
Spectacular!!!!  You are way ahead for this year.
Comment by karenthequilter on March 8, 2011 at 7:33pm
Beautiful!  Congrats on finishing!
Comment by Shannon, ON on March 8, 2011 at 5:23pm
So very pretty.Great job on those flying geese (gag). I have given up on a Christmas quilt as it would take too much time away from gifts to be made.However as a compromise TODAY I bought a Christmas panel that I love and will add borders etc for a quick Christmas one!!
Comment by Pam/NY on March 8, 2011 at 4:44pm
Very pretty...it will be nice to pull it out next year and admire it all over!

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