Monday, January 14, 2013

Count Down to Christmas Quilt

I started this quilt some time late 2011 with the intention of having it done for Christmas that year and with the exception of quilting and binding it was.  I had it all pieced and basted but just couldn't get it done in time to enjoy.  I tried to quilt it after the holidays but got frustrated and ended up putting it away. 

Count Down to Christmas Quilt

As Christmas approached this year, I was determined not to let it go another Christmas without cuddling.  So I ripped out my first attempted at quilting and wrestled it through my little machine.  I spent a few days sewing on the binding and we have been enjoying it since.

Snowflakes

The fabric is Count Down to Christmas by Sweetwater.  I used a layer cake for the top and 4 one yard cuts for the back.  I used the Posie Patch pattern is from Amy Ellis' first book Modern Basics, although I inadvertently set my squared the wrong way.  Oh well, I like the diagonals this setting created.  To create the snowflakes I starched the fabric and then folded it just like you would to make paper snowflakes.  I stitched them on to the circles before attaching them to the quilt.

Count Down Back

Just a couple of pictures that show off how I quilted it.

Close up

2 comments:

  1. That is so cute! And what a great tip about the snowflakes! I never would have thought of that. I see snowflakes in my future.

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  2. Hi Heather,

    It is great to see you are so creatively involved, and also your darling family. I see that you want to practice your calligraphy in 2013. I'd be happy to look at your practice paper anytime and set up a correspondence type thing. It was fun to see your comment about my envelope on the Pushing the Envelopes blog.

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