Hello Friends, it is a bit wet and dreary where I live. I thought the weather is perfect for me to share with you my “cozy” Christmas quilt, Winter Wonderland, featured in the Holiday issue of The Quilter magazine.
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This quilt is really easy, fun and QUICK to construct and finish. Besides featuring the cute fabric prints, I have designed the quilt with “quick to finish” and “a quilt to use” in mind.
The fabrics used in Winter Wonderland are from Lynette Anderson‘s Candy Cane Angels collection, released by Lecien. Click here to view the entire fabric range – you simply have to see how cute the focal prints are! You can purchase the fabrics from Fat Quarter Shop here.
And of course, I had shared with you about the use of gray with the traditional red in this Christmas quilt. I think the gray and red combination adds a certain element of coziness to the overall look.
I quilted allover quilting on Winter Wonderland. It is a mix of Jester’s Hat and Swirls, using Aurifil Mako 50 Cotton thread over Hobbs Tuscany Silk batting. I love how smooth the Aurifil threads are for quilting, they just seem to melt into the fabric – giving the overall quilting motif a soft textured look.
Now, by turning some of the pieced blocks 90 degrees, you can get a different look with the same blocks. Just thought I throw that in for a fun twist for those of you who are considering in making this quilt. :)
I hope you have enjoyed Winter Wonderland. I have one more Christmas quilt to share with you before December is upon us. Meanwhile, I need to go back to work as I haven’t gotten as much done this week due to a cold. :( But with the weather change, ’tis the season to get sick. I shall catch up with you later, Dear Friends! Stay cozy, everyone!
2013 has been a busy year. Have you seen my other 2013 published projects?
Have you see my other 2013 magazine features/published work?
Annie’s Love Those Precuts Book (January 2013): Apple of My Eye
Annie’s Sweet Layer Cakes Book (April 2013): Sunburst Melody
Annie’s Fat Quarter Shuffle (October 2013): Starry Dance
Annie’s Fat Quarter Shuffle (October 2013): Persian Rug
Fons and Porter Easy Quilts (Spring 2013): Baubles, Baubles
Fons and Porter Easy Quilts (Summer 2013): Curious Cats
Fons and Porter Easy Quilts (Summer 2013): Fabrique Foursome
Fons and Porter Easy Quilts (Fall 2013): Interlock
Fons and Porter’s Love of Quilting (March/April 2013): Now I know my ABC’s
Machine Quilting Unlimited (March/April 2013): Quilting Curvy Feathers
QUILT (June/July 2013): Color Burst
QUILT (June/July 2013): Pattern Play
QUILT (August/September 2013): Enchanted Forest
QUILT (October/November 2013): Rise & Shine
Quilt-it…today (July/August 2013): Yay Day
Quilt Trends (Winter 2013, Cover Quilt): Tango
Quilt Trends (Fall 2013): Manhattan
Quilts and More (Spring 2013): 2 Wishes
Quilts and More (Spring 2013): Watercolor Sketches
Quilter’s World (February 2013): New Life
Quilter’s World (April 2013): Monkey Around
Quilter’s World (Summer 2013): Garden Mist
Quilter’s World (Autumn 2013): Christmas Cheer
Quilter’s World (Autumn 2013): Quilty Christmas Ornaments
Quilter’s World (Winter 2013): Elephant Walk
Quilter’s World QUICK & EASY QUILTS (Spring 2013): In & Out
Quilter’s World QUICK & EASY QUILTS (Spring 2013): Garden Maze
Simple Quilts & Sewing (Spring 2013): Stained Glass
The Quilter (December 2012/January 2013): Not Too Square
The Quilter (April/May 2013): In the Meadow
The Quilter (August/September 2013): Rising Stars, Cover Quilt
The Quilter (Holiday 2013): Midnight Flurry
The Quilter (December 2013/January 2014): Farmyard Crossing
The Quilter (December 2013/January 2014): Boxing Day
Benartex Free Pattern (March 2013): Pumpkin Patch/Autumn Fauna
Benartex Free Pattern (March 2013): Flora Linda/Catalina
Benartex Free Pattern (June 2013): Birds on a Wire using Let’s Tweet
Benartex Free Pattern (July 2013): Silver Lining using Urban Oasis
Benartex (August 2013): The Gallery using Floral Philosophy
Benartex (November 2013): Movement in Squares using Op Art Reflections
Lecien Free Pattern, Lynette Anderson (April 2013): Forest Floor/Wildflower Wood
Lecien Free Pattern, Lynette Anderson (September 2013): Country Stars/Mending Fences
Quilting Treasures Free Pattern (January 2013): Mediterranean Dream
Quilting Treasures Free Pattern (February 2013): Butterfly Kisses
Quilting Treasures Free Pattern (June 2013): Simply Sweet using lief!Lifestyle
Quilting Treasures Free Pattern (July 2013): Rooster Royale
Quilting Treasures Free Pattern (October 2013): Moonflower
Quilting Treasures Free Pattern (October 2013): Tutu Cute
RJR Fabrics Free Pattern (May 2013): Nature’s Harmony/Silent Harmony
RJR Fabrics Free Pattern (May 2013): Tied with a Bow/A Gingerbread Christmas