Yesterday I finished the Christmas Plaid quilt. I think maybe it looks better in person, with all its bling, than in the photos. It’s a lot
darker cozier than Christmas Birds, kind of Dickensian.
This quilt is 50″ x 70″, quilted with Superior “Glitter” , “New Brites” , and “Bottom Line” threads.
The plaid fabric continued to be uncooperative (see my whining here). I probably should have interfaced it. It washed up fine, though, and is all neat and square, in spite of how squishy some of these blocks look.
The backing looks kind of brown, doesn’t it? I used a rose beige thread on the bottom, and had a lot of trouble even seeing it, it blended so well.
Actually, it is a pair of unrelated but very coordinating red, green, gold, and white Christmas prints. I think they were my mother’s, and they hadn’t made it into the front of any projects because of the “brown” problem. They are beautiful and interesting up close.
This may be the last Christmas quilt for this year. On the other hand, I discovered more fabric under my pine cone fabric. And I’ve been looking at my blue Christmas fabric, which is another category entirely. Hmmm…
Thanks for looking, and I hope you’re finding sewing time!
October 11, 2014 at 11:05 AM
It looks like a very cozy quilt, indeed! I like the styling shot in front of the fireplace! Nice finish 🙂
October 11, 2014 at 1:42 PM
It looks flannely. How many quilts have you finished this year? Do you have list somewhere?
October 12, 2014 at 12:00 PM
I don’t really keep a list, but I’ve done pretty well categorizing posts this year. I count 22 finished quilts of various sizes. Thank you for asking!
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