Long story with this Christmas quilt. I bought the pattern at the International Quilt Market in Chicago in 2006. I started hand-piecing the trees on the Queen Mary 2 during our 25th anniversary trip. Appliqed the bulbs and hand/machine quilted the top during the last year and it is now ready for Christmas 2016! 10 years in the making, but I just love Alex Anderson’s design and the modern colours for the season.
Steve and I went into London yesterday to see the Christmas lights and windows along Oxford Street, Regent Street and Trafalgar Square. I took a few pictures on my iPhone and thought you might enjoy seeing some of the displays especially those of you who don’t live quite so close to London. The Santa displays are in the Selfridges’ windows; the foxes and other animals are John Lewis (love the foxes taking a picture with a selfie stick). My profile picture shows us in Trafalgar Square in front of the Christmas tree that is annually sent from Norway as thanks to the UK for services rendered in WWII.