Sunday, November 20, 2011

Christmas Quilt Top For Tess

 This year I am determined to make a Christmas quilt for each of my children.  Since they already have 2 Halloween quilts a piece, it was time to move on to a new season.  This is my daughter's quilt, done to quilt top form. 
 She has a double bed, but I think this quilt is closer to Queen size.  It was photographed in front of double doors and my six-foot-tall husband is standing on a dining room chair behind there.  :-)
 I love, love the fabrics in this.  So bright, cheerful, modern, fun and girly!  Many are Michael Miller fabrics and Robert Kaufman Christmas fabrics from this year and last.  There are also some other non-Christmas fabrics I mixed in because I thought the colours worked.
 Those are eight inch squares.  I alternated between plain squares and those with a single frame.  I had a lot of fabrics to work with so I am really pleased with the variety of squares.  I think I only had to repeat a fabric combination on the framed squares maybe twice.
I'll be sending this out to be quilted.  It is simply too big for me to attempt! (See you soon Tina)
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Thanks for stopping by!  Happy Quilting.
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Posted by Riel Nason on The Q and the U

13 comments:

Needled Mom said...

It turned out so nicely.

Julierose said...

I love those cheery Christmas fabrics--beautiful. I once (and never again!!) made a king-size quilt that was totally reversible--in other words--what WAS I thinking!!I ended up tying it ( and tying and tying ad nauseum)...at any rate--super work how are the angels coming? Julierose

Terri said...

The epitome of little girl Christmas... excitement and all colorful! Love it.
Hugs!

Cool Cats and Quilts said...

Very nice, Riel, this is one of my favorite patterns. The other thing I noticed, no orange!!! Your children do not know how lucky they are to have so many lovely quilts.

Sandra said...

Do you have extra hours in the day down there in Quispamsis? I don't know where you find the time to do so much.....

Sarah said...

This is really lovely Riel - and huge! Love how bright and cheerful it is :-)

Shelley said...

ooooohhh, so pretty :)

Ginette said...

Looks beautiful! What a lucky little girl!

Suzanne said...

It's lovely. I also really appreciate that you send your quilts out for quilting. With Christmas so close, it's good to spread the jobs around.

Rene' said...

Riel, this is a perfect Christmas quilt for a young girl! So bright and cheery!

Kim said...

Sweet! I hope she loves it forever and gives it to her own little girl someday.

Happy Sewing

Brenda said...

Very Nice!!!! I love happy quilts!!

Vesuviusmama said...

Your kids are so lucky! My oldest son is shivering under a cribsized quilt that I made him years ago, waiting for me to finish another quilt for him. My goal was Christmas this year, but I haven't worked on it in ages. I need to get cracking!