Hooray! We did it! We made it to the grand finale week of the Pine Hollow Patchwork Forest Quilt Along! And in plenty of time to finish before Christmas too! I have loved watching so many of you stitch along with me on this Christmas quilt and hopefully you’ve had fun too.
Pine Hollow Christmas Quilt Along, the Grand Finale!
I’m so pleased by the fact that so many of you have finished your Christmas quilt top. And look at us! With plenty of time ahead of the holidays too. I’m feeling pretty proud.
If this quilt is all new to you, you can find the quilt pattern here: Pine Hollow Patchwork Forest Pattern.
If you’d like to see the tips and tricks I shared for this Christmas quilt pattern you can find them here:
Week 3 – Make 23 Medium size Trees
Week 6 – Quilt top Assembly tips
I just got my Christmas quilt back from Melissa at Sew Shabby Quilting – she machine quilted it for me with the Marbled Cake edge to edge pattern. I love the way the simplicity of the design creates nice texture across what is a somewhat busy quilt design.
I was determined to finish mine off with fabric only from my stash. I found this tonal red and white stripe which tied together the various shades of red nicely. I cut it on the bias because who can resist a good bias stripe?
I think it finishes off the Christmas quilt nicely. I frantically bound the quilt yesterday afternoon so I could get outside to shoot pictures before the daylight was gone. (Because, man, it is gone early these days!) I think I’ll probably take it out for a good winter photo shoot at some point when we get some snow, but for now, I’m excited it’s done!
I’ve actually made three of these Christmas quilts in the past 6 months! (You can see more of the other two versions here.) That is super rare for me. Usually I’m a one-and-done-and-ready-to-move-on-to-the-next-thing type of girl. But this quilt comes together so fast and is so fun for playing with colors and fabric combinations that I can truthfully say I enjoyed each one AND I think I could make another next week, if I needed to!
So if you’re looking for a quick Christmas quilt, I really think that this is one that you could finish before the season. For real!
Thanks again to all who participated in our Christmas Quilt Along. If you’re on social media, be sure to check out the #PatchworkForestQAL hashtag on Instagram as well as the Pine Hollow Patchwork Forest posts on my Facebook page to see the amazing variety of Patchwork Forests out there!