Sunday, February 10, 2013

Scrappy Christmas QAL is Completely Finished!


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!


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:
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".