Sunday, November 18, 2012

My first Christmas Quilt is almost done!

Well, it's not actually my first Christmas quilt, because I made the August Schnibble with Christmas fabric (you can see Dimestore here), but I'm calling it my first Christmas quilt because I started it forever ago.  In fact, I finished the top in February 2011.

Back when I pieced this top, I even purchased the backing fabric so I didn't even have the excuse of not having the fabric to back it.  About 2 weeks ago, I decided it was time.  I want this quilt finished for this Christmas.  I want this quilt on my living room couch when the Christmas tree goes up the first weekend of December.

I was hoping I was going to be able to finish quilting it this weekend, but I didn't...

I did all the stitching in the ditch this weekend.

The pattern is called Hourglass Patches and I found it in a book called "Thimbleberries New Collection of Classic Quilts: 28 Quilting Inspirations for the Home".

I stitched around each block and along the inner border.


And in the outer border, I'm FMQing some holly leaves.


With any luck, this quilt will get finished next weekend.

Izzy

2 comments:

  1. The quilting looks great! Way to go finishing up a UFO and getting it done in time for the holiday!

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  2. It looks great! I'm sure it will be all ready for Christmas soon!

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