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10 Months Early

Sounds so much better than 2 months late, doesn't it? Either way, I finished my Christmas Quilt!

Flying Geese Christmas Quilt

I started planning this one during Christmas 2010. Started collecting fabrics January 2011. Started cutting and sewing Spring 2011. Set it aside. Found it again in November 2011. Madly rushed and tried to finish it by Christmas 2011. Failed. Finished in February 2012.  Now it will have a triumphant premier during the show and tell portion of my next Quilt Guild meeting before heading into the linen closet for the next ten months. But, come December it is going to look fantastic draped over my couch next to the Christmas tree.

Christmas Quilt Folded

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My regular quilt holders weren't quite up to the task with this twin size quilt. We had to call in reinforcements.

Santa

This is their favorite block. Santa with a little blond girl, a little brunette girl and their brown-haired bearded father. Yep. pretty perfect. That's why I made sure to include it.

Backing and binding

The fabric I found for the back makes me happy.

Flying Geese Christmas Quilt

It's hard to tell in these pictures, but I quilted it with rows of loops only in the white triangles. I wanted the red triangles to puff out a bit. The quilting just about killed me. I had every problem imaginable with my bobbin thread. I did a little happy dance when it was finally finished.

I hereby convey Family Heirloom status on this quilt. I declare that it is what we will all snuggle under while reading "The Night Before Christmas" on Christmas Eve. If we travel for Christmas this year, it may just have to come with us.


Comments

balloongal said…
Congratulations. It looks gorgeous.
Sarah Camilla said…
Love the backing fabric, too! It is amazing!

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