I fell in love with the Comfort & Joy quilt when I first saw it on Anne's blog. She invited her readers to join her quilt along by doing a block a month.
As soon as I saw it I knew that I wanted to do the majority of the appliqued elements in wool...with a little cotton thrown in for good measure.
I joined the group about three months late and had a lot of catching up to do, got caught up, then fell behind again.
When Mr. Painted Quilt and I decided that we were going to get a new puppy, I knew that I would not have any free time to devote to working on the quilt once he got here, much less finish it. I really am not into UFO's so my plan was to put the pedal to the metal and get 'r done before he arrived.
And that's exactly what I did!
Some closer looks...
I wanted this quilt to have a "scrappy, home-y" appearance and by using a variety of homespun fabrics, many of which were gifted to me by Mary of Quilt Hollow, I achieved the look that I had envisioned. Thanks again, Mary!
I stuck pretty much to the design layout this time but did end up adding a few different elements as well.
I don't know about you all but the spirit of Christmas is starting to present itself in the Painted Quilt household...so much so that I just might have to begin decorating sometime this weekend...starting with my two Christmas quilts, of course!