Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Christmas Gems...

finally, finally finished. My gosh this was the longest pitter patter procrastinating quilt ever. It was supposed to be a gift for my friend. Maybe next year ;-)
It measaures 45" x 55". The pattern is from Jelly Roll Quilts by Pam and Nicky Lintott. I didn't use jelly rolls though. I pieced the back and actually like the back more than the front. Funny how that works.

The binding is in dots - love em!

Washed and crinkly and ready to fight over.

This quilt has given me inspiration for a solids quilt - if you look closely it kind of looks like ribbons woven together - I'm going to modify the blocks into something that will look more like solid ribbons weaving together. That's my March quilt. February is designed, waiting for fabrics and then set to cut.

I still have never made quilt labels for my quilts. Now that I'm more serious about quilting, I need to research that. I like those little twill tape ribbons or just ribbon with a name on them. I know it's not traditional, but I like that.


  1. That looks great! can't wait to see your future projects

  2. a. My favorite color combination.
    b. Big mod dots in binding--fabulous!

  3. andrea i love how all year round this christmas quilt is. its just beautiful!

    yes, do quilt labels!! i always at least just use a fabric pen and jot down important info on back near binding...

  4. The dots are so festive! Kinda puts me in the mood for Christmas again.

    I am also terrible about putting on the labels. I know that it is important but I am usually just so happy to get the quilt done that I forget about the label.

  5. Super pattern and fabulous festive fabrics - say that 3 times fast! So nice to have a finish isn't it :) I make my own twill tape labels using iron on transfer paper and a mirror image of my computer label. Works great!

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  7. It is a gorgeous quilt. On the matter of labels, I did an archivist job one summer and the more information the better. Just something to think about.

  8. This quilt is just yummy!!! I love it!

  9. Beautiful quilt ... I think (I hope) I own that book. Thanks for sharing.


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