This one wasn’t ready in time to actually enjoy on Christmas but I have a major head start for Christmas 2014. Right?
I’m a bit of a purist when it comes to the holidays so red and white was an easy choice for a Christmas quilt. The little pops of green for the sashing squares are a reminder that this is a Christmas quilt, not just a red and white quilt that can sneak into the house any old time of year.
The snowflake quilting echoes that message. I used a jar lid, a quarter, and a ruler to mark the snowflake design. It’s something I made up to fit in the block. My initial thought was to do a different design in each one but marking was tedious enough. I struggled with the quilting on this one but I’m really happy with the result. I did a smaller and simpler snowflake in the sashing squares and a loopy sashing/border design.
This poor quilt has already been through so much abuse and it’s barely been finished a week. While I was basting it, my dogs trampled it with muddy paws and my toddler spilled apple juice on it. Then one or both of the dogs used it as a fire hydrant while we were iced in the house for four days. But thank goodness washing it in the middle of the quilting process doesn’t seem to have caused any issues.
The binding is a wonderful bias stripe from Bonnie and Camille’s Scrumptious line. It is absolute perfection for binding. You get the bias look without having to make bias binding. Thank you, ladies, for making me look like I worked harder than I did. I’ll definitely be buying yardage of that print in several colors to hoard for future projects.
Dimensions: 75″ x 75″
Fabrics: scrappy mix of reds + green dot for sashing squares, binding is red Bias Stripe from Scrumptious by Bonnie and Camille for Moda Fabrics
Pattern: Puddle Jumping by Camille Roskelley of Thimbleblossoms
Quilting Thread: Aurifil #2024, 50 wt cotton mako
Quilting Design: Snowflakes + loops in the borders/sashing
Started: November 2013
Completed: December 2013