...was the theme I had in mind when I designed the wallhanging quilt to send overseas to my SSCS partner.
I was thinking of the bright colours we see at Christmas time here in Australia, the clear blue skies, green sparkling waters of the ocean, orange and pinks of the sunsets, yellows of the sandy beaches.
For the design I kept it simple, circles to represent the decorations on the Christmas tree...
The circle around that to represent the lovely Christmas wreaths often seen hanging in doorways to welcome friends and family.
The border fabric is from Amy Butlers Love range called Bliss Bouquet. The colours in this fabric are amazing and go very well with the white background with red writing (from Annie's Farm Stand Seed Catalog range, almost impossible to find now).
I kept the colours going on the back, I love this paint splodge fabric!
You can easily see the raw edge, freemotion quilting on the back too.
Brandon Mably's tents fabric makes wonderful binding.
This little quilt now lives in the Netherlands.