Saturday, December 10, 2011

Countdown to Christmas Quilt

 Drum roll. . .  a finished Christmas Quilt. In time for Christmas, even!
I've been working on this quilt for a little while now (as seen here.)  A very generous friend gave me a FQ bundle of these fabrics (Countdown to Christmas by Sweetwater for Moda) in a swap last summer. It's been fun to decide what to do with them and frankly I kind of made it up as I went along. At first I was thinking of a something like Mr. Roboto only on a bigger scale.  Well it looked too blah when I laid out the blocks so I cut off the edges of the blocks and re-sewed them back onto other blocks to make it more interesting.  And I liked it much better.
I ended up buying a half yard of two blacks one for the black border and one for the binding and that's all for this whole quilt. I love the prints in this collection and I like the pop of the black with the traditional Christmas colors.
I used my extra blocks on the back along with a red pin-stripe fabric that I've had in my stash for ages. Works great! It just gives me that warm fuzzy feeling to find the perfect backing right from the stash.
Now it is washed and ready for some serious Christmas snuggling.

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46 comments:

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Oh Amy...I just finished a search for some Countdown to Christmas 'cuz I really like it AND NOW I see your beautiful quilt! It's just perfect. What a fun quilt for your family to use now for the Christmas season. Way to go on the back too. Now what am I going to do about my fixation on that line? Hum.

Miki Willa said...

Wonderful quilt. This is great fabric.

Cindy said...

I thought the same thing as Mary- Oh, Amy!!!:) This quilt is gorgeous and I love,love,love this line of fabric. I love everything Sweetwater does but I really LOVE this line!!! I really should be buying some of this material up and seriously think of making myself one- although it would probably take me forever!:) Thanks for sharing!

Jenny said...

I LOVE THIS QUILT. The black adds something so amazing. The black really makes it. Well done!!

Melissa @ Happy Quilting said...

It looks awesome!!! I have loved Countdown to Christmas but each time I think about buying it I end up talking myself out of it. I think I just need to bite the bullet and get some. I just love everything I see made of it :)

notes of sincerity said...

Oh Amy, your quilt is gorgeous! You did a fabulous job! :o) I see precious memories in the making. :o)

Quiltjane said...

It's great. I love the design and the pieced backing. Also, the stripy binding. That Countdown to Christmas collection is so versatile.

leigh said...

nice! i thought about making something with that line, but then i couldn't find it anymore. oh well - i have a bunch of red and green that i think will become something. maybe next year!

heartsease54 said...

I love this line-have a few chunks of it, but haven't decided what to do with it. What a great quilt-you've inspired me.

Kati said...

I have a collection of Christmas FQS that I've been thinking about using for a very similar quilt. I love how yours turned out. That's such a fun, unique Christmas line.

Claire Jain said...

Oh my! That look's so cute. Ugh, I really want to finish this Storm-at-Sea quilt so I can make some other things.

Caty said...

What a BEAUTIFUL quilt!!! I just LOVE LOVE LOVE the colors!

diane said...

it's perfect

Carol said...

Your quilt is so cute. It reminds me of a thought that is running through my head right now. I better get out of work on Christmas Eve in time to go to Church or I will be very upset.

madebymum said...

love the colours and the blocks. Looks so modern and funky but traditional also.

aneela said...

What a fun quilt! Perfect to count down the days with :)

Katy Cameron said...

Oooh, love! Love the fabric, love the offset blocks, love it all :oD

Jennifer @ Ellison Lane Quilts said...

Amy such a fun quilt and I love the pattern. The borders just make the whole thing come together so nicely. Great job. Have fun snuggling under listening to Christmas songs!

Archie the wonder dog said...

It's wonderful!!

Barbara said...

LOVE the design and fabrics used on this sweet quilt. It will most certainly be a favorite for Christmas snuggling in years to come. Any chance you'll publish the pattern?

Amy said...

Congrats on your finish. Very cute!

Judy Bagwell said...

Love this quilt!!

Thimbleanna said...

It's Perfect Amy! It reminds me of the Christmas quilts I did a few years ago, only yours is WAY cuter!

mascanlon said...

What a fun quilt! I have some of that fabric stashed but never found the time. Next year, right!

danku said...

Krásná práce!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Simply gorgeous! I love the swirly quilting too! Is it bad that I want to write on that striped fabric in the square? You could write a nice Christmas wish or list on it!! :)

Carol said...

Brilliant,it is indeed perfect for lots of Christmas snuggling.
Carol xx

Babisenberg said...

Very beautiful!!

DeeRoo said...

You know....sometimes we get all caught up in finding some super fantastical pattern for our fabric and loose sight of the fact that in a lot of cases simple is better!:) Great job on that quilt girlie...perfect for showcasing some fun fabrics!
Merry, merry to you all!
xoxo

Sandy said...

Love your quilt!

Dona said...

WOW - that is really awesome!

Vanessa said...

Wow. I love EVERYTHING about this quilt! I can't stop staring at it! :)

Debbie B. said...

love the fabric selection.

Lorri said...

I love this quilt! It is just perfect.

Audrie said...

Insanely cute! I love everything about the quilt!

sonia said...

Looks amazing! Congrats! Enjoy every christmas day!!!!

Live a Colorful Life said...

I love this fabric and have been wondering what to do with it. What a great quilt. Snuggle away!

Jen S. said...

Your quilt is beautiful! I'd love to use that pattern. Where did you find it? Or if you designed it, is there a way for me to purchase it?

pinewood said...

A lovely quilt. Great colours

Sew Surprising said...

What a perfect quilt for the festive season, love the black with the Christmas fabrics,really is a stunning quilt.

poppyinpink said...

Excellent finish for the back, it must feel very satisfying to have it done and so nicely, I'd love to snuggle in it too!

Natalia Bonner said...

Fabulous quilt Amy!

Sherry said...

Your quilt is awesome! I got a quilt top made in this fabric, my daughter loves the colors. Not sure I can get it quilted in time for Christmas but will try. Thanks for all the inspiration you give!

Lesia said...

Beautiful quilt, and I especially love the way the binding looks. Love it. How do you find time??

amandajean said...

it is so so pretty, Amy!!! love the pinstripe on the back with the pieced blocks. well, it's fabulous all around!

Q @ JAQS said...

I featured your awesome project today at my blog :)

http://www.jaqsstudio.com/2011/12/made-by-me-11-linky-party-and-features.html