Friday, November 25, 2011

Joy.

Those three little letters pretty much sum up my feelings about this quilt. I loved working on it. I love the way it turned out. It puts me in the Christmas spirit!

Christmas quilt!
After making my advent calendar and Christmas tree skirt, I had a collection of holiday fabrics. I sent them to my Sew Beautiful Bee friends, who rocked it (as I knew they would). Special thanks to Lee, Cherie, Elizabeth, Emily, Brooke, Megan, Angela, AnneMarie, Kati, and Cara for these awesome blocks.

Christmas quilt 2
I sashed their blocks with white, then added a 3-inch scrappy border, and then another 2-inch border.

Christmas quilt 3
Happy and festive.

Christmas quilt border
It's hard to tell, but I quilted with white thread in an all-over meandering stipple.

Christmas quilt back
For the backing I used this Christmas tree flannel by Doodlebug Design for Riley Blake. Cute and soft (and on sale).

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I can't imagine this quilt without the candy cane binding (tutorial from Kati). It took a bit more time, but I'm really happy with the result.

Christmas quilt 4
It finished at about 50x62. Only problem: Am I really going to be able to put this up in a month? I guess we'll see!

What about you? In the holiday spirit yet??

I'm linking up to Finish It Up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts!

29 comments:

**nicke... said...

i am totally in the holiday spirit! i LOVE LOVE LOVE your christmas quilt katie. seriously LOVE it! and that scrappy border is making my knees week. i am pinning this and pinning that striped binding tutorial! <3 it!

Lindsay Conner said...

Oh, yay! It's gorgeous Katie! Totally puts me in the Christmas spirit.

Rebecca said...

What a great idea to use your Bee group to make the blocks! Such a gorgeous quilt!

Heather D. said...

LOVE how this came together! The candy cane binding is perfect.

Toni said...

This is just so fabulous, Katie! I wouldn't blame you a bit for keeping it out until Easter! You're right, that binding is perfect!!

Debbie said...

oh my - this turned out SO nice!!! The blocks are fantastic - and your binding just makes it!!! And do remember there are 10 days of Christmas, so you are at least safe till January 5!! What a treasure!

karen said...

This is beautiful! The flannel back and - oh my freaking heavens! - that binding really make it extra special and Christmassy! Love this so much. :)

Kristie said...

I often find bee block quilts too busy for me, but this one is just perfect. Love the candy cane striped binding!

Linz said...

***LOVE*** times a million!!! That is the most AWESOME Christmas-quilt-of-Icredible-Sweetness that I have ever seen!!


I want one.

Kati said...

It turned out so perfect! Leave it out at least until Valentine's Day. :)

Sana Saroti said...

It's absolutely gorgeous!

Shawn said...

I love everything about your quilt!!

AnneMarie said...

WOW Katie! It looks fantastic!! Perfect fabrics choices you sent out and that candy cane border sums it all up! What a fun quilt this is!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

My Christmas quilt tends to stay out all year. Doesn't bother me or my family.

Dedra C said...

Oh my word! I LOVE this!!! It is beautiful!!

Brittany said...

The quilt is lovely that binding is perfect!

felicity said...

Everything about this quilt is 100% perfectly awesome!

Susie at ProsperityStuff said...

Oh. My. I LOVE it! Beautiful variety, with such a festive look! Amazing work!

angela said...

SO SO SO awesome! Love the way it turned out. And that candy cane binding is fabulous. Wonderful finish!!!!

Mary said...

Love this quilt. I too would probably want to use it all year long.

Love Of Quilts said...

Very very pretty quilt and looks like a hard one to make...you did a great job.

Little Island Quilting said...

Great example of a cohesive looking bee block quilt.

kimland said...

This is such a fun festive quilt, LOVE IT!!!

Kirsten N said...

This is so lovely Katie - such a great collection of blocks and I really love the binding!!!

Elizabeth D. said...

So cute!!! I just love how it turned out! The candy cane binding is the perfect touch, and I love the scrappy border you added, too!

Vicky said...

I love this quilt. I love the colors, the design, everything! The backing you used is fantastic!

Lindsay said...

I love how this quilt turned out. It makes me want to make a Christmas quilt now!

Linda said...

oh wow this is lovely - so ChristmassY!

Ulla's Quilt World said...

Hi! Greetings from Finland! Your quilts are so fantastic! It's so nice to find other quilters all around the world! :)