"Holiday Lights" (48" x 52") was designed by Alex Anderson.
The Quilt Vine tweaked it and sold the kit and pattern along with their changes.
The kit came in a clear box with a color photo.
I LOVE the neutrals they chose for the background in this quilt.
I would never have been so daring to choose the red and green dot fabric as a neutral.
This was my problem. My half square triangle border didn't fit.
It was too short because my seam allowance was a hair too wide.
PLUS I pieced all the green triangles pointing the same way.
The top and bottom borders need to have them point the other direction. OOPS!
There was NO WAY I was going to use a seam ripper and undo all that sewing.
So I thought about using a tan fabric for the inner border instead of the triangles.
But I do like the triangles so I just added extra bits of fabric until it fit.
This is the original pattern and all the little lights ready for appliqué.
To make appliqué easier I sewed the green fabric to all the colors and then cut the bulbs as one piece.
One border at a time gets ironed and appliquéd while the rest is rolled up.
One cute Sponge Bob bulb!
And I've got "Whos" from Whoville on a tree or two.
Yay!! No longer a UFO!
I may try to machine quilt some snowflakes on this quilt. It already isn't perfect because I messed up the triangle border and therefore the outside border didn't match up with the inner border but really who cares? Right? I still love this quilt. GREAT fabric choices from the Quilt Vine! Thanks!!