A View of My Quilt Life

Friday, December 5, 2014

Peppermint Swirls

Peppermint Swirls Batik

I love this fabric!  It’s a great red batik.  I bought a few yards of it to go into an ‘as of yet unplanned, unmade Holiday quilt’.

It’s currently paired with these other Holiday quilt hopefuls.

But I had a need to use some of it in a non-quilt sewing project.  It’s entirely my friend’s fault! 

You see we have a Winter Adult Fun Show coming up at the barn.  A bunch of adult riders gather, horseback, and compete in fun, holiday related timed or skill test events.  For example, a past particular favorite was at the Easter show, when you had to ride your horse from one end of the arena to the other where there was a yellow Peep candy on the ground & you had to get you horse to step on it – Peep Stomp, with the fastest time winning.  So the show is loads of fun, with a lot of laughter, friendly competition and good cheer.

Now, back to why I had a new sewing project.  My friend ordered Santa themed riding gear to outfit her horse – red saddle cloth with white fur trim, 4 red & white leg wraps, a red & white breast collar, etc.  To top it off, she will be wearing an Elf costume! 

NO, I will not be wearing a costume but thought a little color never hurt.  I can’t let her be the only fashionable one at the show.  On my way home from work, I stopped at a local tack shop and found a serviceable used white quilted saddle pad, at less than ½ the cost of a new one.
Before it hit the washing machine
And added some Peppermint Swirls stripes.

I’ll finish it off with Peppermint Swirl binding.

That should dress things up a bit - kind of subtle splash of Holiday.

Maybe too subtle - hmmm, they did have a used white crocheted ear bonnet that I could jazz up….

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