The Christmas quilt is finished! For a few weeks now but it took me a while to get some pictures of it. That requires the cooperation of Tony.
But I'm glad I hadn't got round to taking pictures because when it snowed on Sunday that was the perfect opportunity to take the pictures. Christmas quilt in snow! :-)
I love this quilt. It is super cozy and warm and the bright colours just make me so happy.
The quilt is made entirely from my stash, so now I'm pretty much out of Christmas fabric!
It is a pretty crazy combination of contemporary (Cotton and Steel) and more traditional fabrics. But somehow they all go together perfectly.
A few years ago, I made some Christmas cushion covers with a bit of embroidery. When the covers were replaced, I kept the fabric, of course. And I'm so happy to have these little snippets of the past in the quilt.
Speaking of the past. The backing is made from a duvet cover that belonged to my grandparents. It has been washed a gazillion times and is really soft and lovely.
The binding is Rosali fabric from IKEA. I didn't have enough of any Christmas fabric to make binding and a scrappy binding would have been too...scrappy since the quilt is a bit busy already. But Rosali has Christmas-y colours without being Christmas-y and it goes well with the back as well.
Actually, because the back is neutral, I reckon that extends the use period if the quilt beyond December so that's a nice bonus. :-)
I don't have a pattern, per se, for the quilt but I made up a PDF showing the blocks and their sizes. If you're a speedy type of quilter, you should be able to finish one for Christmas. You can download the guide here.
Below are a few if my favourite Christmas fabrics. They feel quite traditional to me. I guess I'm an old-fashioned Christmas kinda gal. And of course I love the nisser in those fabrics, which are all from Denmark.
Another snowy quilt picture.
Off he goes! Blake didn't think the quilt picture taking was as much fun as I did. ;-)
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