Sunday, November 25, 2018

Christmas All Year - Finished!

This quilt was just the right size for a Christmas finish!  With 9 blocks to make, simple sashing and border to finish the top, and a month for the quilting it was a great project to work on through the year, and I hope you enjoyed sewing along with me, if you did.
I had intentions of using a lot of fun custom designs for quilting this, but as I kept looking at the quilt I realized that with all the busy fabrics the quilting would not show up.  I also realized that my November calendar was rather full, and that maybe just getting finished with this quilt would be a good thing!  

So I decided on a simple loop the loop quilting design.  This is one of several basic all over patterns that I enjoy doing.  I make a loop to the left, a loop to the right, loop to the left....and try to vary my path so that the loops aren't all in a straight row.  I tried making some christmas light shapes, but I wasn't happy with those, and since I wanted to finish the quilt to show you all today I tossed that idea aside and went for the regular loops.  

I had the perfect Candy Cane Stripe for the binding!  Hurray for a 100% from stash quilt!  As usual, I don't see any noticeable reduction in the volume of my Christmas bins.  Guess that means I need to keep working on it!

Sorry for the bad picture - the lighting on my design wall is not great this time of year for sure!  

The colors are so bright and happy in this quilt - a great way to add some holiday cheer to your home!

For the next month I will be busy wrapping up plans for next years block of the month - it's going to be a seashore themed quilt!  This is going to be fun (of course, because quilting is always fun!) and you will be able to sew from stash if you like - always a good thing in my book!  The best way to stay in the loop is to subscribe to my newsletter:


Barb Neiwert said...

It's that amazing how you can make an entire quilt, look at your stash, and it doesn't seem to dwindle down? It's a mystery to me, lol. Your Christmas quilt is quite lovely!

Farm Quilter said...

Wonderful Christmas quilt!! As much as I love super custom quilting with rulers, when the fabrics are busy, all you are looking for is texture to enhance it and hold the layers together! Great choice on getting this beauty finished in a timely fashion!!