In the past few months Mary and I made Christmas quilts for her sisters, Debra, and Kathy. Unfortunately there were unexpected problems with both of the quilts. I wrote about the problems with Debra’s quilt that involved some color bleeding in my Snowy Forest Quilt post.
With Kathy’s quilt, the problem didn’t start until we sent the package off on October 5th. We kept getting tracking messages that the package was “in transit” and would arrive late. Mary finally talked to a real human being on Oct 9th, and all the USPS employee could tell her was that it had made it as far as Albuquerque. After the holiday weekend, it resurfaced in California on Oct 13th and was finally delivered on Oct 14th, and we were able to watch Kathy open the package on FaceTime. What a relief! We sure were worried.
A couple years ago I purchased two Gingiber Merrily panels along with a pattern with the plan to make a quilt some day. This summer Mary and I decided that Kathy (whose daughter died last year of a stroke and who is raising her grandsons) could use this joyful quilt.
Here are photos of the front and back of the quilt that measures 60.5” X 66” (quilted by Sew Shabby Quilting):
This won’t be the last Christmas quilt that I’ll be blogging about this year. Who else has some Christmas projects in the works?