Cookie making is an important part of Christmas preparations and tradition says you have to make 7 different kinds. Then you are likely to find your favorite one amongst them.
Sirupssnipper is one of the classics. I have no idea how to translate the name but they are recognizable by their diamond shape and half an almond on top.
So, I consider my sirupssnipper quilt part of my Christmas preparations this year. Not eatable but still a favorite. Maybe the wool batting has a lot to do with that, making it warm and soft. The quilt finished at 50" by 72", longarm quilted in a pattern called Rosie. Thank you, Merete for your beautiful work on my quilt!
This quilt started out very innocent around Christmas time two years ago. I had a charm pack and a full bag of 2" paper hexagons to play with. Hexagons are quite addictive. Soon I started adding fabric from stash, only leaving a few of the original charms (see center diamond in picture above for the original charms that got to stay). The hexagons were made over time, only interrupted by a few trips to the chiropractor and a few longer breaks. Layout with hexagons are always a bit of a challenge to me so I dusted off my EQ for this one. The size is a compromise of stash and improvised framing of the diamonds. There were times when I questioned my sanity for making this quilt and I even considered giving it away (That's when my DH started worrying "What? You can not give this quilt away! Are you crazy?").
We have had seriously cold weather lately so I have had a chance to use my sirupssnipper quilt. Growing quite fond of it. Enjoying the soft and warm feel of the quilt. Long story short- I think sirupssnipper is my new favorite.
( a disclaimer: the cookies was purchased for photographic use only...)
Wish you a great weekend. Making or savoring your own favorites...