Quilter’s Name: Kimberly Miller from Illinois
Style of Quilt: Christmas Bed Quilt
Title of Project: Christmas in July
Pattern Name: Sweetwater Tiles by Mickey Depre
Featured Date: Week of 12-22-22
Hi! I’m Kimberly Miller and I made this quilt in 2018. I bought the Sweetwater Tiles pattern after meeting the pattern designer, Mickey Depre, at a quilt retreat at Threads of Time Quilt Shop and Retreat Center in Danville, Illinois. Some time went by, and in the summer, my friends and I returned to Threads of Time for another visit to the quilt retreat. It was a Christmas in July weekend and imagine my surprise when I arrived and saw that the pattern designer (Mickey Depre) had also returned with a group of friends! Needless to say, it was a little intimidating working on my project in the same work room as the designer, but I kept on sewing!!
I love this line of fabrics, with the vintage pinks and greens. This fabric is from the Urban Chicks Swell Christmas line. I added some red and green polka dot Grunge to complete my plan. There was also a large Santa panel available when I bought fabric. I chose to cut out and machine applique the Santa panel to the back of my quilt, so it became a reversible quilt. I rent long-arm time and do my own quilting. For this quilt, I used a poinsettia edge-to-edge pattern with light pink thread. It is fun to get this quilt out to use each Christmas!