Sunday, December 26, 2010

Success!

Well, I did it...with about 10 hours to spare. I certainly did not get much sleep this past week, and I highly do NOT recommend that for the week before Christmas, but it was so rewarding (to me) to decide to make this quilt, and finish it.

 I started with the nine patch lattice quilt pattern, but at 38"x53" it seemed to much like a baby quilt size to me, so I added two more rows to finish at approximately 52" inches square.


 The flannel backing pieced together nicely looking seamless on the back and it added warmth to the quilt.


I wasn't sure how to quilt it, so I just started the process using the columns of squares as my guide, I quilted 3 lines down one column, then 2 lines, then three...etc. Once all those lines were quilted, I turned the quilt to do the horizontal lines and in an effort to save time...i alternated 1 quilted line and 2 quilted line down each column of squares. Hopefully the picture explains further what I am trying to say!


Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!

Ill be back later this week to talk New Year's Resolutions!!
I'll give you a hint...2011 = year of using my stash!!!

11 comments:

  1. This is charming! Is that quilting pattern called "broken plaid" maybe?

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  2. Very pretty! Good luck with using up the stash! I'm going to try and do a lot of that too (after I spend my Christmas gift cards of course)!

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  3. Very impressive to start and finish a quilt in one week plus it's turned out so pretty!

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  4. Love it Jenny! I've been collecting some reds and greens. I've got to have a Christmas quilt! Your lines are much more precise than mine. You have a LOT of patience!!

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  5. The quilt turned out so fun and the little model holding it so steady is beyond adorable! Cheers to a resolution that I will share with you!!!!!

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  6. What a lovely cheery Christmas quilt! Sigh, that was on my to do list this year... hoping to get to one in 2011. Happy New Year!

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  7. Oh Jenny! It turned out great! And look at that big smile on your little sweetie -- is that a proud daughter or what? Did she help give it to your mom?

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  8. This looks great Jenny! I will bookmark this for inspiration next Christmas... or next July when I start thinking about Christmas projects! ;)

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