Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Christmas finish

I really can't believe we are already on the FIFTH day of Feb!!!!!! This year is FLYING by already!!! WOW!
I accomplished at least a few of my Jan. goals. I am not very good at keeping schedules and what not, but I can say that I FINISHED a quilt! *Whoop whoop* I finished by Bee blocks and I also finished my Lucky Star Bom!!! (I haven't done the Pile O Fabric BOM because I really can't decide what fabrics I want to use, I'll get there, I'm just indecisive!)
So do you guys want to see my finished quilt? I am INLOVE with it!!! (I'm really glad I made it for me!)
I don't know why that pic is blurry, it turned out really good. Maybe it's because I resized it to be smaller????? Any who, u can look at my Flickr photo stream and see the pic above better, as well as any of the pics I'm getting ready to put on here!!!

I used a tutorial by the Missouri Star Quilt Co that can be found on their Youtube channel. Click here for the video. It's really easy and this quilt came together really quick! I wanted to make it a bit bigger and add a modern flair to it so I used this tutorial from Film In the Fridge and made a sort of "Converging Corners" border. I really love the way it turned out!

The fact that we actually had snow here in east TN was a miracle! I had to take advantage and brave the freezing cold temps to get some pics of this quilt in the snow!

Here is an up close of the front. I stippled the whole quilt!!!!! (I actually did a pretty good job too!)
I had bought random half yards of the fabric line and used them for a pieced backing.
It was getting dark out when these pics were taken, sorry! But I did use a REAL camera and not my Iphone!!!
I used some of the left over jelly roll strips to make a scrappy binding! All in all I really do love this quilt!!! I'm having a hard time even thinking about packing it up with the rest of our Christmas things and making it wait until it's Christmas time to bring it out!!! :( I may just keep it out anyways!!!!

So the stats of this quilt:
Fabric Used- Joy by Kate Spain and Moda White
Finished size (before washing)- 58" x 72"
Peiced and Quilted on my home machine

I'm thinking of using the left over blocks for a few pillows or maybe a small wall hanging?!?!? Any suggestions?

~Hope y'all are having a GREAT day!~


Southern Gal said...

This is beautiful! I won a charm pack of Joy and a jelly roll of Ready, Set, Snow at different times last year. I would love to make a Christmas quilt for myself with it. I wonder if I would have enough with a charm pack and a jelly roll to make this? I'm new to quilting if you can't tell! ;)

audrey said...

I say leave it out year round! Something this pretty shouldn't be stored up and only used part of the year. As to extra blocks, I love the pillow idea. Nice finish!

Sheila said...

I don't think I could wait until next year either. A beautiful quilt; I love how you finished the corners. Thanks for sharing.

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

This quilt looks fantastic! I really love the converging corners!

Nice pillow shams would be fun to have on the couch.

jeifner said...

It turned out really wonderfully

Judy1522 said...

Love your quilt it turned out beautiful. I am with you I would definitely keep it out and enjoy it for awhile before packing it away.

SewBlinkey.blogspot.com said...

I think your quilt is very pretty. I like that added detail on the corner. I didn't get my Christmas one done and yes keep it out and enjoy its beauty.

CJ said...

I saw your quilt on Pinterest this morning and had to go watch the video again. LOVE your quilt! Did you just use ONE Jelly Roll?? Do you mind sharing how big each block was to start?? You know, when you stack them on top of each other. Thinking of using the NEW Kate Spain Christmas line for one for myself. :D