Sunday, October 4, 2015

Ooops! I forgot...

to add this quilt to my recent 'to-do' list!


But I'm pleased to say its finished now!

I used a free pattern found here...

at Cloud 9 Fabrics if you'd like to make one of your 

own!


I don't like many traditional Christmas fabrics, 

(We don't get much snow in Australia at Christmas, 

you know!)

so I'm happy with the understated look of these.


I hand quilted with a green Anchor perle thread I 

picked up @ Lazy Daisy recently!


And bound it with a matching green fabric I found in 

my stash!

The backing is, of course, from my stash too.


Finished size 22.5" X 28" 

I'll pop this "Christmas Present" quilt away for a 

couple of months, and then 

hang it on my wall for Christmas!


Happy sewing!

SUZ

19 comments:

  1. That came out adorable! I'm still working on sewing for fall!

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  2. I like the way this has turned out. I think the fabrics work really well. This will look great when displayed for Christmas.

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  3. Love this quilt, it looks great with your hand quilting. I also like the way you put those corner things on the back for the quilt hanger to slot into, What a great idea.

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  4. Love the hand quilting on this.

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  5. Gorgeous. I love those reindeer on bicycles! It would be great if there was a little more summer-Christmas fabric about for those of us who don't have snow at Christmas :-)

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  6. What a nice finish. I like those cardinals, straight from Ohio.

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  7. What a fabulous Christmas quilt! It's so fun with the packages! Too good to forget :)

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  8. Love it Suz! yes, most Christmas fabrics really don't look right here in Australia! I can see this quilt made in all spots and stripes too.... hmmmm, yet another project on the "to do" list :-) I love your hand quilting too.

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  9. What a lovely Christmas quilt. I'm not a fan of Christmas fabrics either. This quilt is just right.

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  10. What a fun festive quilt, and it's so close to Christmas you don't really need to put it away.The fabrics you've used are perfect for our summery Christmases. I love the way you've made a feature of the handquilting on this quilt.

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  11. Your fabric choices are always perfect! I especially love the hand quilting using green, so different and fresh. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. I'm in awe of how organized you are! Always planning ahead, and seeming to get so much done. You're a whiz at hand quilting. This is really special, Susan, and I know it will look fabulous hanging in your home.

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  13. So many fun fabrics in that lovely little quilt. I'm with you - don't like fabric with snow.

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  14. Super cute quilt! Love the hand-quilting you did. The concept of a warm Christmas is so strange to someone on the opposite end of the globe.

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  15. Love those Charlie Harper fabrics!

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  16. I saw a booth yesterday at the quilt show where a woman used the Charlie Harper designs to make beautiful patterns for wall quilts. Since I rarely sew from a pattern, I didn't buy anything, but wished I could have take some photos. Your use of the Charlie Harper fabrics is perfect in this Christmas wallhanging, and I loved seeing how you fussy cut them to work. Great job!

    Elizabeth

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  17. I love all the fabrics you have used in this quilt! And Charley Harper is quite amazing. I love the graphic style of his designs.

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  18. You had too many great choices on your to-do list.
    Like you, I am not a fan of many Christmas fabrics (ironic, as I was sewing a very traditional Christmas bee block for a friend this evening, but we do that for friends, right?) but I really like this. Your lovely cardinal fabric makes another appearance!

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  19. Love your hand quilting. Do you use a hoop? I'd like to try it one of these days.

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