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.



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

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


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