The forth Blogger's Quilt Festival organized by Amy of Amy's Creative Side is from Oct. 29 to Nov. 5. I have taken part in the BQF since the beginning. Thanks to Amy for putting on this fantastic online quilt festival. I'm so looking forward to seeing all the gorgeous quilts in the festival. I hope to meet some new bloggers here as well. You know that I don't finish many quilts throughout the year, but this year I managed to finish this one quilt so, it's an achievement and special. I named it "Christmas Vintage Scrap". I know it's almost 2 months before Christmas, but it will be here before you know it...!
Ever since I started quilting for almost 20 years now. I always buy a couple pieces of Christmas fabric each year. I can say my Christmas fabric is quite vintage so when I saw this Christmas quilt at Happy Cottage Quilter I thought I would make it using all my Christmas scraps. I'm very happy with the way it turned out considering that I only had a photo to go by.
I used the leftover strips as part of the backing. This quilt is totally a scrap saver. I can now get myself more Christmas fabric to top up my stash. For some reason I'm not very fond of the new Christmas fabric out there lately. I still love the traditional red and green for Christmas colours.
A closer look at the quilt. Of course you can click on the images to enlarge them. If you would like to make this quilt for yourself. You can find a tutorial I did on part 1 and part 2. This quilt will look good using any fabric. Even with blue and white...!
The quilt was machine quilted by Donna Ward in New Zealand. Donna has been quilting for me for years and years now. Without Donna I wouldn't have any finished quilts, thanks Donna!
If you haven't been in the Blogger's Quilt Festival before I would highly recommended that you try it this time. It's as easy as posting on your blog and linking your post to the BQF site over at Amy's Creative Side. After that you just enjoy hopping around to all the blogs in the festival to see all the quilts.