This is the final installment of Quilts and Classics. It seems like the year has flown by!
The background stories of the new calendar, Quilts by the Water, will begin on January 1.
I firmly believe you can never have too many Christmas quilts. The blocks in Christmas in the City were designed by Tula Pink in her book, City Sampler: 100 Modern Quilt Blocks. The blocks are each 6". I had this idea to work with very low contrast red and mostly white in the upper left corner, while simultaneously working with very low contrast green and mostly white in the lower right corner, then working toward the middle, gradually using less white, adding more green and red, until the middle diagonal rows had hardly any white at all.
It was so much fun trying to make the transition seamless, with just the right amount of blocks in each category.
We took the first "fun" photos at a sporting goods store with this awesome deer.
One morning I was headed out of the house and walked past the dining room. Everything seemed just right to snap a quick picture. For some reason, this photo got some major traction on Instagram that year.