Christmas Quilts Part 1 (September Completion)

Christmas Quilts Part 1 (September Completion)

So now may I present the fruit of my labor!

Quilt #1. Red white and blue!

My favorite out of the 9!

Pattern: Hopscotch

Book: 3 Yard Quilt Favorites

Changes: Added a 5″ border, used 2.5″ binding strips and pieced the back with the leftovers!

Size: Oversized throw at 54″ x 78″

Completion Time: 6 days

Notes: This was the first time I pieced a backing. Between the colors, prints and pantograph, I just love how visually stimulating it is. It really is my favorite quilt out of them all.

Recipient: My Navy vet uncle who has a black lab retriever just like the one in the fabric. When he got it, he hugged it.🙂

Quilt #2: Blue & White Floral

Pattern: Crossroads

Book: Quilts in a Jiffy

Changes: None, I sewed the pattern as is.

Size: Lap size 42″ x 60″

Completion Time: 6 days

Notes: The cobalt blue fabric has gold metallic thread in it. Looks more beautiful in person. Classic pattern and very easy to put together.

Recipient: My parents. Blue is my mom’s favorite color. She’s a little eccentric and says she’ll use it as a tablecloth. (I know, she’s so weird, lol)

Quilt #3: Green/Blue Quilt

EQ8 Computer rendering

Pattern: Stepping Stones

Book: Pretty Darn Quick

Changes: Added an additional row on the side and bottom. Used 2.5″ binding strips.

Size: Oversized throw 50″ x 66″

Completion Time: 7 days

Notes: I used my new computer program EQ8 to see this before I sewed it! The program is really cool. I wasn’t sure about that green at first (I think it looks a little like a bright pea green) but it turned out visually striking as well.

Recipient: My brother. Coincidentally the green I was unsure about is his favorite part! As soon as he got it he wrapped it around his body and had it around him the rest of the eve.🙂

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