Almost exactly a month after I posted about the quilt top, my Christmas Leftovers quilt is finished.
I'm really really pleased with how this quilt turned out. It's a good omen for my Cherry Christmas scrappy trip along quilt, particularly since I'm planning to quilt it in the same way. The quilt top is mainly made up of Aneela Hoey's Cherry Christmas collection, with a couple of other fabrics in similar colours thrown in to make up the numbers.
On the back I used a few half yards that had been hanging around in my stash for a while - I'm not sure what the grey is but both red fabrics are older DS Quilts. Now that I've used the bottom red fabric I wish I had more - isn't that always the way?
I used a loop the loop quilting pattern - following the grid of the quilt top helped keep it nice and even. Of course, I used my new go to thread - Aurifil 2021 50 weight - for the quilting. These photos were taken after the quilt was washed and run through the dryer, and I really really love the texture of the quilting. Quilting this way was pretty quick and it has left the quilt soft and not stiff at all, so I'll definitely be using it on other quilts.
For some reason it looks extra Christmassy with all the colours showing through the batting and backing like stained glass.
Pattern: 2" finished postage stamp squares
Finished Size: approx 36" by 48"
Fabric: mainly Aneela Hoey's Cherry Christmas fabric
Binding: Free Spirit Designer Solid in Carribean
Pieced and quilted by: me
Linking up with finish it up friday at crazy mom quilts and Sew Cute Tuesday at Blossom Heart Quilts.
This quilt is the third of my fourth quarter finishes. I'll be linking up with Leanne at she can quilt as part of the 2013 Finish Along in due course.