Monday, December 16, 2013

Wintergreen

Thank you all so much for suggesting names for my latest quilt.  The design comes from Kim Diehl's book Simple Comforts, where it is called Twilight Hopscotch.  But at the suggestion of Nicole, I'm going with Wintergreen

 
I love anything mint flavored and Wintergreen fits the colors in the quilt so well too.  Here's a close-up of a block, where you can see that it uses two different green fabrics, a snowflake batik (from Tonga) and a metallic gold speckled green.  The background is Kona White. 
 
 
 

 
 
This quilt was quick and easy, especially after I got the tiny four-patch units finished.  If you are interested but don't want the entire Simple Comforts book, the publisher (Martingale) sells an epattern for the quilt for only $4.99. 
 
 
I won't really be able to enjoy this quilt this Christmas but that's ok, I feel good knowing it will be quilted and bound in plenty of time for next year's Christmas decorating.  And it was enjoyable to make something seasonal during the season!
 


7 comments:

moosecraft said...

Wintergreen is the perfect name! Love the snowflakes in the batik! It's a beauty!

Kyle said...

Fantastic name. It really fits your beautiful quilt. The batiks and the crisp white make a wonderful contrast. Happy Holidays.

Beth said...

This is so pretty! I am making Christmas quilts for my 3 kids (and ME!) for next year. I have a sneaking suspicion that I already HAVE 3 Christmas UFOS..but I am going to remember this quilt. Perfect name too!

Kathy Reed said...

So very pretty... Love the snowflake batik fabric. And the name winter green is perfect !

Sue said...

The batiks are gorgeous in this quilt & Wintergreen would have been my choice to name your quilt ;-)

Nicole said...

That is so cool Cathy! Love that quilt!

Thelma said...

That top turned out wonderful, thanks for the closeup picture of the two different green prints. I'm with you, I work on a Christmas quilt in December of one year and enjoy it the next!