Wednesday, 4 February 2015

WIP - Late / Early Christmas Quilt

I am either two months late, or ten months early...

I am working on a Christmas quilt!

I was inspired by Amanda Jean's Quiet Christmas Quilt.  Even though her quilt was "quiet", it was screaming to me "Make me!  Make me!".  As soon as I saw it, I had the urge to go through my red, green and low volume fabrics and start cutting up 5" squares.  So I cut, and cut, and cut some more.  A little from scraps, a little from stash.  I also used up some dots and stripes I got in a charm swap, so there are a few new-to-me fabrics that only show up once.  Oh and I may have ordered a few half yards cuts to round up the selection... 

There's a little bit of everything in there.  Some moderns prints, some pretty generics fabrics, and some of my older stash I no longer like.  Together, it works.  It's a little brighter than Amanda Jean's version, not by design but because my low volume stash was a little depleted.  I did not use one Christmas fabric in it so technically, it could be used all year round.

I finished piecing the top (and also made a backing) last Saturday at MMQG's Sew-In.  I don't have any large piece of batting on hand, so it will be set aside until I get around to buying a new bolt of batting (if you have any batting recommendation, please tell me!).  I am pretty pleased with this top...  Now, off to working on my other Works-In-Progress.

Linking up to Let's Bee Social at Lorna's Sew Fresh Quilts.


  1. Ho, ho, HO! This is just gorgeous! I love your version of Amanda Jean's Christmas quilt! And I think this is the perfect time of year to start a project for Christmas. No pressure! Nice job, Dominique!

  2. This is lovely - and I would be happy to use all year round not just at Christmas.

  3. Very lovely! And it gives you plenty of time to finish. :) Always a plus in my book.

  4. That's a 'make me smile' quilt top, well done :)

  5. I love a Christmas quilt that doesn't feature any actual Christmas prints! It'll be lovely to curl up under. I prefer to think you're ahead of the game on this one!

  6. I love it!! A simple quilt with lots of impact. Can't wait to see it all quilted!


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