This is Phyl’s quilt and she used Sierra Trails fabrics to make the Crimson Christmas quilt from Fons and Porters Easy Quilts Winter 2011. Sierra Trials has the images of dancing Kokopelli's on it. I didn’t know what a Kokopelli was until Tuesday when I returned the quilt to her at our guild meeting and another member Bev was wearing a Kokopelli necklace! What are the odds of that! Well both ladies spend time in Arizona in the winter so there is the connection as Phyl bought her fabrics at the 3 Dudes Quilting in Arizona. Here’s a close up of the fabric so you can see what a Kokopelli is too!
I used the panto Happy Times, a brown Lava thread and Quilter’s Dream Blend batting.
When I was taking these pictures on Monday it was –34’c and I thought why don’t I wander around in knee deep snow and look for a better place to take a picture of Phyl’s quilt. After trudging around in the yard for a few minutes and filling up my boots with snow I finally realizing that this was not the best idea. I made my way to the ice rink, quickly got a few good shots and ran back to the house. My hands were so cold they felt like they were burning and yes I was wearing mitts but not my ‘good’ mitts! I also felt like a little kid dumping all the snow out of my boots at the back door and taking a broom to my pants to get all the snow off!! You would think I might learn from this but I’m sure I will do it again! :)