I am always behind the TRENDS in the quilting world.
I never hop straight on the band wagon.
I like things to simmer.
I like to figure out, if indeed, I want to make the make!
This SWELL Vintage Santa was one of those projects!
He took me right back to my childhood!
I saw a friend make this Jingle Jangle Pattern
and fell hard...like off the roof hard...for it!
But I didn't have any of the SWELL fabrics.
Cause I don't jump on the bandwagon!
Well before I know it...She sent me some fabric,
a few others sent me fabric and I found the Santa on Line.
I may have had the mini charms in my stash.
Quickly I had the Jingle Jangle quilt top done.
You can see I opted for a charcoal gray solid background
vs the green/white blender!
Just another bandwagon bump!
Then the top sat for a year!
I was scared to work with the Santa.
HE IS HUGE!
But I decided to get it done.
and I did it! Sewed him onto the
HO HO HO
I was also scared to cut away the quilt from under Santa.
But I did it!
Now he waits for Kim Hensley @happilyeveryquilting
to work her magic.
I just need him for Christmas!
And lets not forget the backing.
Hustle and Bustle line by Basic Grey!
Check back by Christmas...he will be making a list,
checking it twice,
Gonna find out whose Naughty or Nice!