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Christmas Cardinal Finish

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It never rains but it pours, so I managed to get two quilt commissions in the same week.  This throw is the smaller, and it needed time to travel, so I pushed and got it made before we travel for Thanksgiving.  It’s now winging its way to Germany.  It was a dull day yesterday when I took these photos, so it doesn’t really sparkle like it should.

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This is a requested second rendition of this quilt, which I made late last year, and which sold last month.  The cardinals, backing, and binding are the same, and I came pretty close on the gold snowflakes and the poinsettias.  In fact, I think I like the snowflake border better, though it lacks some of the busy-ness energy of the first fabric.

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This is quilted with Glitter, New Brites, Rainbows, and Bottom Line from Superior Threads.

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I used Pellon 50/50 batting for the first time.  It was easy to work with, but I don’t think it gave the quilting much definition.  I guess I should have read my own post to see what I used last time.

Now it’s back to the Louisville Cardinal quilt, and some holiday baking.  Good luck with your finishes.

Author: Valerie

I'm Valerie, also known as Scooquilt. I am passionate about fabric and quilting. My quilts are colorful and modern, but grounded in traditional blocks. My degrees are in Fine Arts and Education. I'm retired from teaching and trying to quilt daily. Reading, gardening, and cats are also important to me.

5 thoughts on “Christmas Cardinal Finish

  1. Pingback: Sunday Stash Report: 11/24/19 | Evening in the Garden Quilts

  2. This is gorgeous and Christmasy. Good job!

  3. The rich red of the poinsettias is really gorgeous. Nice work!

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