Friday, December 7, 2018

🎄 Christmas Sewing ✄

A layer cake of Holiday Homies by Tula Pink is what inspired me to sew this quilt for Christmas. I love how it turned out!

A big part of the fun of this quilt, besides the fun animals in sweaters, is the "Sherpa" backing--so soft and snuggly! I quilted it with large freehand ribbon candy:


I used a thin layer of 100% cotton batting--Quilter's Dream Batting, Request. For the binding, I trimmed the backing to 2" beyond the top, folded it in twice and stitched it down. Fast and extra snuggly:

This is a gift for my DD1 and SIL, who are big dog lovers. Meet Lincoln and Foz, their two dogs:


Here's a Christmas tree door decoration I made this year:

Actually, I made two--one for my parents to put on their apartment door and one for us to put on the door to the garage. They are almost identical.

As you can see here, they're the same on the back as the front. The pattern recommended bells on the ends of the branches, but I had gold beads and sewed three on the end of each branch.

Here's the pattern:

I stitched a Christmas version of Tasha Noel's Joyful Barn Star quilt patternI was working on the final hand stitching while on a road trip to Zumbrota, Minnesota's "The Old Covered Bridge". 

There was a bit of snow coming down that day.

This is my 3rd version of this design. You can see my summer version here. And my autumn version here.




Grace and peace!!! ~Nancy 

Linking up to Confessions of a Fabric Addict, Crazy Mom Quilts, Friday Foto Fun.

13 comments:

  1. Great finish on the quilt. I really like the way the quilting pattern works with the blocks.
    Love the idea of the door trees. Smart idea when you only have a small area.
    And your barn star looks lovely on the door.

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  2. So many cute projects, Nancy! I love the Tula Pink quilt. I think I like that line the most out of all of her fabric. Want to whip up one for me? (Just kidding) I hope that you stopped in at the quilt shop while you were in Zumbrota! The photo of your quilt by the covered bridge is great! Those little trees are a fun idea too.

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  3. All projects look so nice, I particularly like your quilt. How large is your quilt? Thank you for sharing all your lovely projects.

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    1. Hi Helen! The Holiday Homies quilt is 54" X 72". I'm posting here as you're a "no-reply" commenter.

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    2. Thank you, Nancy, I don't know how to change "no reply" actually didn't even know it was that way.

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    3. I have notify me checked is that what I should have?

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    4. Helen, google search "no reply blogger fix" and you'll come up with a number of sites with the fix. I had the same problem at the beginning until someone told me, too.

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  4. Those trees are super cute!!!! What a fun decoration! I also love your barn quilt block with the poinsettia in the middle!

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  5. Wonderful projects, Nancy!! Those are great trees!!

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  6. Love that ribbon candy quilting! It works really well on the simple blocks and I'm guessing it was fun and fast, too :)

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  7. I like that tree pattern-do you have a website link? I didn't come up with it in my search. Wondering if they have a .pdf download for it.

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    1. Hi Vicki! That pattern doesn't seem to have a web site or pdf download. The pattern is by Wendy Hager of Material Possessions Studios, Ladera Ranch, CA. I bought my pattern at Glad Creations in Minneapolis.

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  8. I love that little quilt and the back looks luscious. Is Sherpa cuddle or something else? The trees are adorable, too. You have done a lot of nice things for Christmas sewing.

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