Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Scrappy Christmas

I started this in December last year.  It is made from scraps of previous Christmas quilts I made for my 3 children and a few fat quarters I had on hand.  The intention was to not purchase anything.

There was not a specific pattern, just make squares as I used up material, put it together and this one is for me.

I was also going to use what I had in stash for the backing.  It was unbleached domestic.  I usually like to add something extra to the back  for color and to tie in the colors.  As I laid it out on the floor to get a look, my Hubby said what are you doing?  That does not look good.....

I explained my wish to "no purchase" and finish.....but I lost the battle and went to the fabric store.
Here is the finished back.

He was right......the striped piece on the domestic would not have been near as pretty.

The next part of this (of course) is quilting.  This is my first complete quilt that I have Free Motion quilted.  I did not use the walking foot.  

The square sashing is a type of scroll work, viewed from front and back.

 I did not stick with cotton material only, I used some flannel(white multi color dot) and soft corduroy(red in bottom pic).
Large squares are done with spirals and corner to corner quilting.

 On smaller squares there is outlining, meandering and circles.



 The border was just a diagonal continuous line.(kinda wiggly)
It's a wrap

except for the label......