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.

Helen


6 comments:

  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!

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  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

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

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

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

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