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 Nash 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 said...

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

Elizabeth Dackson 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! :)