It was so easy, it went together very quickly. Even with the border cutting mistakes that I had to remedy.
The pattern calls for jumbo ricrac for the hanging strings, but I fell for this gimpy velvet stuff:
I think it'll be pretty cool with the backing this quilt is getting. (You have to use a pressing cloth with such things, or your iron will scorch them.)
I have yardage of this for the back:
But Scott is in *love* with fine-wale corduroy ever since I used some from my stash for those Scoot, Santa quilts. Wanted that over velvet or minky. Told him I'd have to order some, and that was fine by him. Being the 23rd, some Kaufman 21-wale black was on sale, with a bonus coupon on top of that AND free shipping. How could I pass that up? :D
So, instead of being all pinned and half-way quilted by now, this flimsy is on hold while we wait for its back half to arrive. It's gonna be pretty darn cool, I think.
And now I need something to do with those fun reindeer in the trees. . . But first I'm playing with another NewFO from the storage pile - sneaking in some more Christmas fun before the New Year brings a return to the WIP lineup that I'm supposed to be focused on. ;D
I'm linking up at Whoop! Whoop! - thanks Sarah!