The Christmas quilt is finished, just in time. We have a cold front (for us, at least) blowing in tonight, so another quilt around here will be welcome!
I really like the colors in this one, and the border and binding fabric fit it very well, I think.
And yes, I do know that turtles are not exactly included in traditional symbols of Christmas, but they are green! The backing is fleece, so that will be a little added warmth.
I've had issues before with using fleece as a backing because it stretches. This time I sewed a muslin backing to the front of the quilt and ditch-stitched it through some of the seams going in each direction. Then I put it on the frame and quilted the fleece to the back. Hopefully that will stabilize it so that no seams are pulled apart.
This pretty little girl is Mr. Muddling's Christmas present. He's been wanting a dog like Bruno. Even he has had to admit that Bruno is practically perfect! I've been keeping an eye out online and found her at the local animal shelter last Thursday. I went right away to see her, and they let me pick her up on Monday. It was love at first sight for both of them. She seemed to know right from the start that she belongs to him. Incredibly sweet! Both of them.
We had a little scare today. She fell off Miss Ru's bed! Ruthie rushed her to the vet, and all is well, thank God! It's been a rough day though, and she's glad to rest now. Her name is Lady.
Chloe is not happy, but Bruno is already teaching her the ropes. Should be an interesting Christmas!
Hope everything in your world is going well. And that the peace of this season is living in your heart.
Hugs and kisses,