Sunday, February 10, 2013

Scrappy Christmas QAL is Completely Finished!

Done!

I know it's February and this is a Christmas quilt but I am so thrilled that this is completely finished!

 

This will be the last installment of the Scrappy Christmas Quilt-A-Long and it has been quite a journey for me.  This was my first ever QAL and I had a lot of fun and I used up a lot of scraps.  I hope that you had fun too - even if it was just reading along - I hope that you had fun!

 

I quilted the quilt very simply in a free-hand loose meander loop with holly leaves in the mix in a 40 weight cotton thread top and bobbin.  Since the quilt is already so busy I didn't want to overwhelm it with too much quilting.  Plus this quilt is going to be used on a bed so I like less quilting to keep them soft and cuddly and to keep the flannel backing soft too.

Don't you just love the little Grinch popping up!?  He makes me smile :-D

 

In the border I used a gold 36 weight Aurifil thread and quilted a free-hand holly leaf vine in a gentle wave.  I love gold thread on a Christmas quilt!

So did you follow along?  Is your quilt in process or finished??  If you have made one or are making one please share a link  to your blog or share a picture on the Facebook page so that we can all admire it - I know that I would love to see your quilt!!

Time to come up with another leaders and enders project!


5 comments:

Linda said...

Love your scrappy Christmas quilt! Awesome finish!

Kathy S. said...

Top and back are complete (I love the pieced back I made for it.) Thanks for hosting the QA. It was a lot of fun to use up all those scraps. It's waiting its turn on the longarm. I am practing Hearts A Flutter pattern, but I don't know if I should put hearts on a Christmas quilt. I'll post a pic to the fb page when I'm done. You can see my top and back here:
http://new2quilting.blogspot.com/2013/01/scrappy-christmas-qa-quilt-back.html
Can't wait to see the others.

Lesley said...

You have a beautiful quilt here. Although I didn't participate, I thoroughly enjoyed seeing your quilt come together. Well done!

Brenda said...

Beautiful quilt.I will have to get to work on mine.

SewCalGal said...

Truly beautiful. You did a great job. Congratulations on another finish. Love it.

Not sure if you saw, but Quilt in a day has a 2013 challenge where you can enter to win a prize by sharing any Christmas theme project finish. I hope you'll enter yours. I shared insights on the page of my blog labeled "giveaways".

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com