Friday, November 2, 2012

Christmas Quilt Finished!


First I want to thank all of you, that voted for me in the challenge at http://tnt512.blogspot.com. I came in second and was thrilled. I was practical and got a few packs of rotary blades, I will be doing lots of quilting in the next few months. I will show you the fabrics when I receive them. They are also running another giveaway this week, so be sure to visit and enter to win some fabulous fabric and a pattern.

Yesterday I finished my quilt, but I wanted to take an outdoor photo, so I waited. It didn't help, the photo still didn't come out nice. I think I need to take my camera in and see if it needs inside cleaning on the lens, the hazard of taking photos on the water;)

I hand quilted around the blocks and the sashing with black pearl cotton. I use the border as my binding, so when it is done, I fold the extra front, to the back and hand sew it down. This time I tried a tea stain, but it wasn't dark enough, so I added coffee and still didn't work. I finally added walnut crystals to the mix and a little vinegar and it came out just right. It primmed it up without over darkening the design.

The stitchery designs were all freebies from Tiffany of Primitive Blessings. Tiffany's designs are great for stitchery or punch needle, and great for gift ideas.

The quilt measures 25" x 19".


Here is a closer look at the blocks and stitching. I used black to keep it prim. The one difference I would make, would be to put the greenery around the saying, further out on the top block.


14 comments:

Vicki W said...

I love your quilt!

SewCalGal said...

Really beautiful. sure hope you also enter this in the 2012 Christmas Quilt show, hosted by Michele Hester.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

This is adorable!

Barbara said...

Adorable. Love it.

cucki said...

I love it so much..so sweet xxx

acorn hollow said...

that is a wonderful quilt.
Cathy

paulette said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS!!!
P

Quilt Hollow said...

Lovely! Fun to have a finish too!

Allie said...

That is darling Debbie, well done! And congratulations on your win!

Beckyjean said...

Love it!!

Barbara Strobel Lardon said...

Love it love it love it!

Kathy MacKie said...

Awesome!

Rugs and Pugs said...

Wonderful :)

Soggibottom said...

Well done.... XXXXXXXXX