November 17, 2009

Scrap Christmas Quilt Part 2

The quilt top was finally finished last Saturday. I have been too busy to get the post together. So much is happening this last week. My DGD is with us at the moment. My DDIL and DGD arrived last Saturday evening and I have been enjoying their visit ever since.

Back to the tutorial: In Part 1 of the tutorial where I only finished the centre and the first border. The next step I joined more strips of Christmas fabrics randomly and cut them into five lengths the same size as the long side of the first border . Join up the five strips, you need two of these. Attach them on to both sides of the centre section. Now do the same for the top and bottom of the centre section. Check the photos for more details.

The above photo showing the first and second borders. I cut the second border 5.5" wide because I have more of this fabric. Unfortunately the first and second border are not the same fabrics, but as I said. The idea of this quilt is to use up my Christmas stash! Now join the second border and repeat the same procedure for the outer part of the quilt.

The outer part of this quilt is left without border. As far as I can see in the original quilt. The binding is attached directly onto the body of the quilt which I thought it was rather nice.

It's not easy to photograph a quilt lying on the floor. I hope you can make it out. I have not quilted it yet and my machine quilter Donna Ward told me she is swamped at the moment and cannot quilt for me in time for Christmas. I was a little disappointed not to get it done by this Christmas!

20 comments:

Pat aka Posh said...

Love the quilt.. its beautiful!!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Natima, this quilt turned out so beautiful!! I love it! I am so excited that I can use some of my Christmas stash to make this quilt. You did a great job :-)

Willow said...

The quilt is just beautiful. You did a great job.

Willow

Micki said...

The quilt is just beautiful, and I love the colours and the borders.
Micki

Serena said...

I can't believe you saw a picture and made this up on your own. You are truly talented! I'm so sad it won't be quilted by Christmas but what a wonderful gift it will be next year when it is quilted and in your home! It is so beautiful. I love it!

I haven't heard from you and hope you are well! I think I am behind on an email to you. Did Miss Isa bring lots of joy to your home??

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Great job Nat...I love it!!! PErhaps you can get it quilted for Christmas in July...maybe I will get mine done for then too♥x

Julia said...

Looks great Nat..You did a great job.
Julia ♥

A Stitch In Thyme said...

I love the addition of the blue in your quilt. It pops. The quilt itself is gorgoeus.

OH NAT.... I got the package and i've not yet had time to pull it out and learn but I have made myself a promise over the holidays to learn. THANK YOU ... very sweet of you. I hope to surprise you with my skill down the road a few weeks.

Again, love the quilt!!!
Tammy

Terry said...

Morning
The quilt is bright and cherry and the Christmas in July is a nice suggestion. You are always looking for reasons to celebrate.

Have fun with the family.

ROZ said...

I love this quilt pattern.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful, Nat!

Anonymous said...

Hey, that was me, 'Anonymous'
michelle :-)

Frog Quilter said...

Nat, What a great idea... Beautiful. I may have to make one as well.

Anonymous said...

wow you did this while you have visitors, you are amazing. you must sew like maddness during her naps.
Looks fantastic.

Lynda

ivoryspring said...

Your Christmas quilt is beautiful!

Karen said...

Wow! That is one great quilt! I must send my sister over to have a look. She will love it.

ParisMaddy said...

Your quilt is gorgeous! love the colours and the way you did the strips/borders. Have you ever tried the quilting services offered on eBay? My daughter did once and it turned out pretty good.

Janey said...

Hi Natima,
That is a really super quilt. I love the design. hugs Janey xxx

Renate said...

Love your quilt. A wonderful idea to use my Xmas-fabrics.
Renate

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

beautiful quilt!

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