|Christmas Postage Stamp Quilt - 79" square|
This quilt is all done! I started piecing the top back in the first week of December. As I unpacked our Christmas decorations I thought about how nice it would be to have a Christmas Quilt. I also won some Christmas fabrics at the Leduc guild meeting. It was nice to sew with Christmas print over the holidays.
My oldest son helped with holding this quilt today for the photo.
It is a very scrappy quilt. I used 2" squares to make blocks that are nine - nine patches. Some of the patches were already cut and in my water colour fabrics. I looked for anything that was kind of Christmas like. I used some Green and Red fabrics that might not have been Christmas but fit in just right. I had Nutcracker, Penguins, Labs with Christmas candy, Snowflakes, lights, candy, birds and so many Christmas prints.
I have quilted it with a ice blue thread and did snow drifts and spirals of snow all over the quilt.
I have added this post to Crazy Mom Quilts, Confessions of a Fabric Addict, and Let's Bee Social at Sew Fresh Quilts.
It is still so wet and muddy at our place, I have to think of dry places to take my photos. We have a hint of blue sky today. I wish it would dry up a bit and for spring to show up. We don't have much green yet.
The binding is a peppermint candy cane strip print. I got the backing, with winter foxes, on sale in January when the Christmas prints were on sale. I was able to put a few squares of foxes on the front side before the top was done.
Also on my mind today is getting ready for a Spring quilt show. The Edmonton and District quilter's guild is having a quilt show June 3 and 4th 2017. This weekend they need to have our entries and we are to have a photo of our each quilt with the entry.
What a truly lovely finish on your postage stamp quilt--I love that peppermint binding and the frosty backing, too. Great jobReplyDelete
you'll love snuggling under this at christmas hugs, Julierose
Thank you, it will be great to have out for Christmas!Delete
This is a beautiful quilt! Such a great quilt for the holidays! Congrats on a wonderful finish!!ReplyDelete
Thanks, I am very pleased with how it all come together and really enjoyed working on it.Delete
Love, love this quilt!ReplyDelete
Look at you, getting a Christmas quilt finished in April! Now you have at least 6 or 7 months of anticipation before using it. It's gorgeous! Postage stamp quilts are always so neat, and yours is really lovely with so many fun prints. The pops of pale blue give it a bit of a modern edge, I think.ReplyDelete
Wow, that is an amazing quilt! I really, really like it.ReplyDelete
very pretty... I like the idea of a fun Christmas print for a quilt. Now you've inspired me!ReplyDelete