Friday, December 11, 2015

Friday Finish: Have Yourself a Quilty Christmas

Last year at this time, Lori Holt (@beelori1) started an Instagram quilt-along. I initially resisted. And then jumped on the bandwagon. I'm sure glad I did. The blocks were so much fun to make!
I started with the mittens block, because who resist the cute knitted-looking fabric, right?
Then I continued making the blocks as Lori released them every few days.  It was fun to style the pictures too.

After all the blocks were completed and sewn together, it was time for a decision on how large to make the quilt. Lots of people followed Lori's example and added a patchwork border. But still the quilt was fairly small. I wanted it to be large enough for snuggling.

The perfect border fabric was found in my stash (Flurry by Kate Spain).
I added another border of Fairy Frost by Michael Miller that was also in my stash.

The quilting was done by Darby Myers, and it's just perfect. I love that she chose pale pink thread for everything by the white border. It's so subtle and pretty.

The backing was another found in my stash--such fun Christmas trees. (Sorry, I can't even find any scraps to tell you what it is.)
There is a cute snowman block pieced into the back as well. Then it was bound in the swirly red fabric, the same as the thin inner border.
Now it's all finished and ready for that snuggling.
Quilt statistics:
Pattern by: Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet
Size: 50" x 62"
Machine pieced by: Me
Quilted by: Darby Myers

I'm linking up to Crazy Mom Quilts, TGIFF, Confessions of a Fabric Addict, and Fort Worth Fabric Studio Studio


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Terri said... #

I had forgotten about this quilt-along, so it's great to see your finished quilt blocks all together. Such a beautiful quilt! Makes me want to join a quilt-along in the new year. Happy Friday to you!

Brenda said... #

looks great!

Jayne said... #

Isn't this adorable! I love each block , those mittens are so cute! I have never made a holiday anything...I love seeing everyone else's! Beautiful finish!!

Bonney said... #

This is just wonderful! Is there a way I can get the patterns?

M-R Charbonneau said... #

Oh, so adorable, Cindy! I love your version!. Great quilting too!

Lara B. said... #

That quilt is adorable and I love seeing the photos you took of the individual blocks! They are each so perfect!

Lucy | Charm About You said... #

Gorgeous!! Perfect blocks and your styling is adorable!

maria said... #

I love your quilt, beautiful photos. I have a Christmas quilt started two years ago, seeing yours makes me wish I was further along with it! I think it may be too late now for this year.

Nancy said... #

What a sweet quilt.

SuperMomNoCape said... #

What a lovely Christmas quilt! And your photographs of the various blocks are great!

Carla said... #

It's really cute Cindy. Enjoy all those snuggles

Farm Quilter said... #

Beautiful quilt...the fabrics in there are amazing!!!

Rene' said... #

It's so nice to have a Christmas quilt to snuggle in!! I remember seeing all the fun blocks on Instagram. Such a cute pattern! The mittens look knitted and I love your pieced snowman on the back!!

Quilter Kathy said... #

It's fabulous! Love the photos!

Val's Quilting Studio said... #

Ohhh so cute!! Great job all around.

FlourishingPalms said... #

It's lovely! All these Christmas-y posts make me long to have something Christmasy to share myself. Alas, I do not. Enjoy your holidays, my friend. Your house will definitely reflect all the joy and love of the season. Blessings!

wish2stitch said... #

What a beautiful quilt. So glad you finished in time for Christmas.