Thursday, May 29, 2014

starry christmas quilt :: finished

I finished this quilt top back in January of 2013.  You can click this link to go back & read more about how I pieced the top, if you are so inclined.   


I sent this quilt to Abby Latimer for long-arm quilting.  We decided on the Flurry pattern, which I think turned out really great on this quilt.  With the grey thread, the quilting shows up really nice on the back of the quilt as well.  Abby does a great job of keeping the quilting fairly open, which is how I like it, so the quilt has a really nice drape. 


I went with a red solid fabric for the binding.  I actually had this binding left over from my Swoon quilt because I accidentally made waaaaay to much.  It turned out to be a happy accident though because I really like it on this quilt.  


One last picture, which is slightly blurry because I find it nearly impossible to get a full shot of a quilt that is laying on the floor.


The "giveaway" ends Saturday, May 31st at midnight CST and then I will draw the winners.  Click back to this post for the details & to enter, if you are interested!   Giveaway now closed.

Quilt Stats:
Fabric:
 
         Quilt top - Blitzen by Basic Grey for Moda               
         Binding - Red Moda fabric left over from Swoon quilt
Pattern: July Star Block by Allison Harris of Cluck Cluck Sew
Dimensions: 61.5" x 82"
Started quilt top: December 2012
Finished quilt top: January 31st, 2013
Quilted: by Abby Latimer of Latimer Lane Quilting using the Flurry pantograph pattern  

By the way, Abby is having a Christmas Quilting in July sale.  Click on over to her website for more details if you are looking for a long-arm quilter!

Thanks for reading!

15 comments:

  1. Puts me in a Christmas-y mood! Lovely quilt, well done!

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  2. Really pretty! I love that it's Christmassy without actually 'shouting' at you. Your quilter did a lovely job as well.

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  3. I love star-based Christmas quilts! This is gorgeous, yay you!

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  4. That's a lovely quilt and it's it always nice when you accidentally make too much of something and get to use it again.

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  5. hopping over from Finished Friday from Richard and Tanya's quilts. lovely work, stop by my blog for giveaway

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  6. I like how this turned out. Stars are always a good choice for a Christmas quilt.

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  7. Wow, beautiful-and the flurry quilt pattern adds to the Christmas feel. Very nice.

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  8. Lovely quilt! Doesn't it feel good when a project that's been in the making for a while if finally finished.

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  9. The quilting compliments the piecing perfectly! I like fairly open quilting too, that way the quilt tends to fall around the body instead of just sitting stiffly on top :)

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  10. Popped in from Fresh sewing day, Love your quilt, and the long arm quilting is really special! nice one!

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  11. Your quilt turned out lovely. Scrappy is so fun isn't it. Thank you for sharing.

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  12. Really nice fabric/pattern combination! I like how it has a subtle Christmas-y feel without making me think you'd have to put it away on Boxing Day. Nice one!

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