I decided it was time to finish it up this year, even if it is past Christmas and I can use it next year. I finished the outside border - the blue print with trees and houses you see in the pictures. The next border I wanted to work on was this one, white with blue squares and stars in the corners. I had a lot of fun looking for inspiration for something icy or snowy.
I decided on this fun design, kind of a McTavishing variation with swirls. I knew it would be a little tricky working around the small squares, but I thought this would be easier than something more angular and crystal looking.
My quilting isn't perfect on this - it's a quilt for me and I really wanted it to be finished more than I wanted it to be done precisely. There are some wobbly spots and my back-tracking isn't too great, but I did have fun working on it!
The one thing that really made me unhappy was that i got a couple of grease spots on it. I oiled my free motion foot because it was sticking a bit, but I guess I didn't wipe it off as well as I should have and ended up with some spots. I will just have to pre-treat those when I wash it so they will come out. Next I think I'll work on the border that has dark blue squares on point. I have a plan for that, too, just need to remember where I saw it! I'm excited to get this quilt finished so I can enjoy it!
Thanks to Leah Day for linking us all up on her blog - The Free Motion Quilting Project