Thursday, October 11, 2012

'Deco the Halls' - 2012 Holiday Quilt

I love this design!  It is a common graphic design that is on a lot of fabric, wallpaper, wrapping paper, upholstery fabric, etc., but I decided to turn it into a quilt pattern.  I am very proud of myself for planning to use red/white/gray because red and I do not always get along (see here)

I have been working on this quilt for a couple of weeks.  After cutting and sewing the blocks I adjusted the quilt design twice to get just the right look.  Yesterday I was able to load it on my long-arm and begin quilting it.  The quilting has been a progression.  I knew right away what I wanted to do in the red, but the gray and white designs occurred one layer at a time, never quite sure what would come next until I finished each section of quilting.

Here are a series of pics showing this quilts evolution.

This quilt uses the Quick Curve Ruler, and the pattern will be available in about a week.  Jenny and I challenged each other to get our Holiday quilts done before we go to Houston, and her quilt is amazing, awesome, stupendous, etc!  See it here.



  1. That is SO cool. I'm in awe of all the great patterns you & Jenny are able to come up with. I've never been big on Christmas quilts but the two you & Jenny have come up with make me want to sew!

  2. Helen this is an awesome Christmas quilt - I love it and your challenge with Jenny has been a real piece of inspiration ..... well done

  3. Gorgeous!! Love the colors and of course the design...and of course the quilting!! ;o)

  4. Beautiful pattern! It looks great in those colours - and goodness! Your quilting is amazing!

  5. It's beautiful! Can't wait to see the whole quilt when it's done.