Monday 11 November 2013

Christmas Leftovers quilt - finished

Almost exactly a month after I posted about the quilt top, my Christmas Leftovers quilt is finished.

Christmas Leftovers quilt 

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.

Christmas Leftovers quilt 

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?

Christmas Leftovers quilt

 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.

Christmas Leftovers quilt

For some reason it looks extra Christmassy with all the colours showing through the batting and backing like stained glass.

Quilt Stats
Pattern: 2" finished postage stamp squares
Finished Size: approx 36" by 48"
Fabric: mainly Aneela Hoey's Cherry Christmas fabric
Backing: various
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.

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Serena @ Sewgiving said...

That's lovely! Did you lay out your postage blocks by random or did you plan where they would go? I recently used the 'paper bag' trick and it was fun to 'let go'

Leonie said...

Very lovely and great happy Christmas colours. Love the quilting - am sure it will look just as great on the next one!

Hilary said...

This is really pretty. I love the way that you quilted it :)

Jessica said...

Ooh, that's amazing! I love the stained glass picture<3

Helen M said...

I love the way the front is showing through the grey back panel - an perfect example of a fortuitous chance occurrence - this would in normal circumstances be annoying but definitely not this time :)

Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation said...

so pretty, Adrianne. I love the stained glass effect too!

:) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

Rachel said...

Very cute. Love the quilting.

Leanne said...

This is such a fun holiday quilt!

Erica said...

This is so pretty! I love that collection and I really love how you pieced the backing. It is perfect!

Mrs Flying Blind... said...

Every house should have a Cherry Christmas quilt - we certainly do!
Love the quilting xxx

DeborahGun said...

it turned out so great - I love it!

Teresa @ Aurea's Kitchen said...

The stained glass effect is lovely. This kind of quilt will be on my to do list to 2014 ;)



Taryn V. said...

This is such a fun and adorable quilt! I love the loopy quilting... is perfect for a whimsical Christmas quilt! I totally know how you feel about wishing you had more of that backing fabric! I usually feel that way about most DS prints. They are so versatile and you can't really have too much!

heart of charnwood said...

Gorgeous quilt, i love the quilting, I'm a big fan of non dense quilting to keep it all soft and snuggly!

Dominique said...

I love these colours for Christmas, Adrianne, and your quilting is perfect. Yay for a simple and beautiful quilt!

Nat at Made in Home said...

oh it very much looks like Christmas - love the quilt, and the fact that it is made of leftovers!

Jenn said...

Gorgeous quilt! I love the red/aqua colour combo. Also love the circle quilting.

Jenn from Mellycoddle :).

Alyce @ Blossom Heart Quilts said...

So pinching that quilting idea!!!

nicole said...

Love it! The quilting is fantastic! I really need to step away from my standard straight line quilting and give this a try!