When Rachel of Wren Collective asked me if I’d test a collaborative quilt pattern that she and Suzy Quilts designed, I said yes before I’d even read the entire message! What an exciting project and what fun it was to test the pattern before it was released to the rest of the quilting community. Now I think most quilters know that agreeing to test a quilt is always the easy part…fabric selection is usually another story. But this time, that was a simple choice too. Figo Fabrics had just released their Christmas line, Wintertide, and I am head over heels IN LOVE with it! It is so charming and cute, and retro and basically everything you want in Christmas fabric. I had already snatched up a bundle from Fabric Bubb and was wondering what I would make with it when Rachel reached out to me, so clearly it was meant to be!
This was my first time using Figo Fabrics and I’m so glad I discovered their fabric! It’s so ridiculously soft and retains its color perfectly. Sewing with it was such a dream and it quilted up beautifully. I’ve loved every quilt I’ve made but this one definitely holds a special place in my heart.
Tail Feather is the perfect fit for Wintertide because the large quilt pieces mean all of the gorgeous prints are highlighted beautifully. Each print from this collection is delightful but my favorite…well, I used it for the backing so I could use as much of it as possible! As usual, I did some straight line quilting in the form of a 1″ grid. I didn’t want to obscure the beautiful prints and I think the grid highlights the pattern perfectly.
After the photo shoot, I popped the quilt directly in the wash to get it all nice and crinkled and ready for using. This is actually the first holiday quilt I’ve ever made and I’m not sure what the policies are, but I’m pretty sure this quilt is going to be used outside of December!