The Christmas quilt is finished! For a few weeks now but it took me a while to get some pictures of it. That requires the cooperation of Tony.
But I’m glad I hadn’t got round to taking pictures because when it snowed on Sunday that was the perfect opportunity to take the pictures. Christmas quilt in snow! :-)
The quilt is made entirely from my stash, so now I’m pretty much out of Christmas fabric!
A few years ago, I made some Christmas cushion covers with a bit of embroidery. When the covers were replaced, I kept the fabric, of course. And I’m so happy to have these little snippets of the past in the quilt.
The binding is Rosali fabric from IKEA. I didn’t have enough of any Christmas fabric to make binding and a scrappy binding would have been too…scrappy since the quilt is a bit busy already. But Rosali has Christmas-y colours without being Christmas-y and it goes well with the back as well.
Actually, because the back is neutral, I reckon that extends the use period if the quilt beyond December so that’s a nice bonus. :-)
I don’t have a pattern, per se, for the quilt but I made up a PDF showing the blocks and their sizes. If you’re a speedy type of quilter, you should be able to finish one for Christmas. You can download the guide here.
Below are a few if my favourite Christmas fabrics. They feel quite traditional to me. I guess I’m an old-fashioned Christmas kinda gal. And of course I love the nisser in those fabrics, which are all from Denmark.