Monday, January 20, 2020

~ Christmas Joy Quilt ~

Hello Happy Quilters!  I'm so excited to finally get my Christmas Joy Quilt off the frame.  This is a fairly small quilt and  pretty lightly quilted it should have taken no longer than 2 days to quilt.  However my ruler foot broke and then there was an issue with a back spinning bobbin.   The powers that be love to throw me a few curve balls with ever quilt.  

The quilt will be used by my grandchildren when they come to visit during the holiday season.  I wanted it to be soft and cuddly for them and have pretty quilting is for me.   I think I achieved both.

Sometimes it's hard to achieve the feathery look I love without making a stiff quilt.  The trick is to not follow some of the so called rules for custom quilting.  I'm pretty sure the longarm quilting police would curl their noses at the lack of background quilting in my applique blocks.

Now all that's left to do is add the polka dot binding.  Since I have about 11 months to finish the binding I'll take my time and hand stitch it to the back of the quilt.

The Christmas Joy Quilt pattern was designed by Carol Swift for the Thermoweb website. I made a few alterations to the pattern to make my own.  Click here for the original pattern.

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  1. What a gorgeous quilt! I just love your version and your quilting is spot on! Great finish.

  2. Oh that turned out so pretty! Love your modifications. Bet the grandkids love it, too!
    Sandy A

  3. Acute and snuggly quilt is a great combo! The joy of making our own quilts is that we can do it however we want!!

  4. Really sweet quilt, and I love the quilting.

  5. This is adorable. Carol has the best patterns. I hope you shared it with her, she will love it.

  6. Really cute quilt. The grandchildren will love it. Carol does have really pretty patterns.

  7. Oh my gosh, I came here to see the Winter Blue post and saw this. I love when I see my patterns made up in different fabrics and with changes that make it your own. I do that, too! It's beautiful! Can I share this on my Facebook page?

  8. I love your version, Lea Anne. The colors are so pretty. Your grandkids will sure enjoy snuggling with it.


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