|Mom and Dad Holding it up|
The back is pieced with the left over blocks and the FMQ is seen better here. Those 'dots' are where I went over the middle of the medallions to hide where they didn't match up perfectly! We used a flannel on the back and I'm not sure if it was the fabric or the mix-n-match fabrics on top but something gave me an awful time quilting this thing!
When my mom opened it she said, "Now I have a quilt for watching TV too!" You see we started this quilt giving tradition a few years ago with a quilt for my Uncle, then my Dad, then Grandpa and another Uncle. You see where this went...all the men got quilts first and now we are onto the women. Mom and my Aunt got theirs this year (which I can't find the picture I took of it!, arg!). But here is a photo of the quilt I made for my dad a few years ago now...before I started 'quilting' them; this one I 'tied' with buttons. Another man quilt, I'm getting well versed in this!
Thanks for reading my wordy post about Christmas quilts...now we can get onto 2012 projects and leave 2011 in the past!
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