Do you remember this? I pieced and paper pieced this Jewel as Christmas in July project at the end of July.
When I made it, the hot steamy weather had just hit us, and I thought I would just wait until the cool weather got here before I quilted and bound it.
The cool weather has arrived and this weekend I'm uddled up in my sewing room, finishing up some Christmas projects.
All along, this Jewel had great movement because of the pieced points. So when it came time to quilt it, I knew I would use motifs that added to the movement of the color. The swirls remind me of the winter wind.
This is a Karen Neary Yuletide Jewel pattern and it can be found here on Karen's site. Nice pattern Karen! I enjoyed binding it because it only had 2 corners to turn.
You can't really see how nice this Jewel sparkles, but it fits in perfectly as part of the holiday decor, and I'll be on my coffee table through the holidays.