Thursday, July 18, 2019

A Sparkly ✨ Sherpa Christmas πŸŽ„

I love this large panel I found at My Girlfriend's Quilt Shoppe while we were driving through Utah this summer! 

Just quilt and bind! I quilted it with freehand swirls:

For backing, I used some Sherpa fabric covered in gold sparkles that I bought on black Friday at Joanns. 
For binding, I simply turned the extra Sherpa around the edges and stitched.
If you look closely, you can see the gold sparkles that cover the Sherpa backing. Surprisingly, and a good thing, too, not one of the sparkles came off during the quilting process!
Quilt Info:
Size: 58" X 75"
Quilting: Freemotion Quilting--Swirls
Batting: Quilter's Dream Batting--Orient
Thread: 100 Weight Invisifil--Light Grey
Interesting Facts: 
~Having seen this panel on Instagram, I was interested when I saw a sample at My Girlfriend's Quilt Shoppe. Then the staff told me it was on sale as part of their Christmas in June sale, and I was all in!
~Quilter's Dream Orient batting is bamboo, silk, tencel and cotton. It is super lightweight and super luxurious! 
Grace and peace!!! ~Nancy

25 comments:

  1. It's pretty in the photos, but even prettier in person! Love the swirls and that fluffy backing. It will be warm and cozy during our cold winter months!

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  2. Pretty and lovely quilting. It never occurred to me to purchase panels for practice pieces until now. Thank you for the idea. And thank you for linking up with Put your foot down.

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  3. That looks so cuddly and scrumptious - I bet it will feel fabulous when cold weather comes. Hubby wants me to make him a quilt with a soft & cuddly backing. I've got to get started on that! I love that you already have a new Christmas quilt finished. :)

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  4. That was a fun one - and I am totally surprised about the gold not coming off at all!

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  5. Those swirls are perfect. They look like a light snowstorm. Gold glitter on sherpa, what fun.

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  6. Wow that quilt looks so plushy! <3

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  7. Cute and cozy! I love it! Great work.
    Quilter Bonnie

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  8. Hi Nancy! I saw another friend with this panel, and fell in love. Plus I'm singing and humming a nice little tune now - can you guess what it might be?!! Then you throw Sherpa in the mix with sparkles!! We have a boat load of Sherpa in the closet. Seriously, we were going to make mittens lined with Sherpa (hundreds of them, it seems based on how much fabric we bought) and that was back in 1999 or so. I never, EVER thought of using it on the back of a quilt. Holy moly - total game changer. Thank you! And I really want this panel, too. What a nice sized finished piece, and the swirly quilting really highlights it without taking away from the sentiment. ~smile~ Roseanne

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  9. I didn't realize how big the panel was until seeing it across your couch. Very pretty and how unusual to use sherpa on the back, makes it special;)

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  10. Ohhh ... I've never used the Quilter's Dream Orient product (I usually go for the Request). How do you choose which kind of batting you'll use for a particular project?

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  11. What a beautiful quick project... that panel is deceptively large, the first shots give no impression that this is a good size quilt! Love the sparkly back, amazing that it stuck so well. Thanks for sharing!

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  12. Its perfect!! and what a great Christmas quilt now!!!

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  13. What a beautiful panel quilt! The sparkly sherpa backing is perfect and I love your swirl quilting, like snow flurries.

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  14. So pretty! Lucky the sparkles stayed on. I have some glitter horror stories that I shudder to recall. Thanks for linking up to What I Made Monday.

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  15. Christmas in July -- fabulous!

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  16. Hmmm, looks so cosy! I love your panel, and your quilting!

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  17. Gorgeous! Love the panel and the backing looks so nice and warm!! xx

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  18. So cozy! It's got me wishing for the holidays! Thanks for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss.

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  19. Wow! Couldn't tell how big that panel was until the last picture - huge! Nice job quilting!

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