Maybe you just want me to get the heck on with the trip report, and I will, in good time... but for now, you get to share another joy with me.
"Oh Tannenbaum" has been one of those quilts that I love to hate. This project took me about a year and a half of steady working. It was the most picky, fiddly, detail-oriented quilt I have ever attempted, and I don't think I'll ever do one quite like this again. That being said, it's up, and it's lovely.
Close-up of one of the intricate, paper-pieced German-style houses.
The tree, decorated as much as I could bear. The details were killing me in their profusion.
Cute gingerbread man button, just happy to be ornamental
The quilt didn't feel truly finished until it was hung in the place it was always intended for. Now it's home.