Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Christmas Quilt

I finished my Christmas quilt. It’s only 36”x44”. All the lap quilt I need when I’m sharing a couch with 3 dogs! The fabric is Vintage Holiday by April Cornell for Moda. I had 2 charm packs and yardage of the sashing fabric that I also used for backing and binding. Here is a close up of the quilting – a clamshell design by machine using Aurifil #2325 50/2 weight thread.
It’s my favorite thread to use for machine piecing and quilting. It seems to go with so many of the fabrics I use. I call it antique gold but I don’t think that is what Aurifil calls it. I enjoyed quilting this one – the quilt was small enough and the design was pretty brainless especially since I’d marked the quilt. I used a Sewline pencil in white and it vanished with washing.

My daughter introduced me to Pinterest last summer. I hadn’t been back to the site since and she made a comment last week about it being taken over by a certain demographic group of which I’m a member. Well! ; c ) I was led there this afternoon when I was blog hopping and found this quilters eye candy here. I went back to the homepage and I have to admit she’s right. It doesn’t have the same feel as it did when she first showed it to me. Now that I think about it, when she said “old ladies” she may have been referring to women in their 30’s! Geez!

If you’d like a chance to win some fabrics, leave a comment on my previous post by Monday morning.

December is almost here. Where does the time go?


  1. It's beautiful!! I love the variety of fabrics. Thanks for sharing.


  2. The fabrics in your Christmas beauty are a blast of color and design. Love your quilt.

    My daughters are on Pinterest a lot, but till now, I've ignored it.
    O M G!!!! those quilts on that lady's site are jaw dropping! I know I'll go back, over and over, to see what else I can find. Looks like the inspiration could be nonstop.

  3. Maureen, I love this quilt and the quilting job is great! I am going to have to try that thread. I have read positive things about it on several blogs.

  4. Beautiful quilt, Maureen! And your clamshell quilting is gorgeous! I just checked out that Pinterest thing.....I have a really hard time navigating through it. I was on foodie one the other day, and all I wanted was a particular recipe.....but I got lost in a maze of sites. It took almost 20 minutes to finally get to the recipe! I don't think I have the patience for another computer time-sucking hobby! Maybe if I was smarter, and faster! lol But I did like those quilts on her page!

  5. What great clamshell quilting. You are so clever. I like Pinterest, but I don't really understand what it is. That page was full of brilliant work. Thanks for the directions.

  6. What a great quilt, Maureen...all the wonderful colors echo a lovely decorated Christmas tree...
    I need to make a Christmas quilt one of these years!

    I keep seeing references to Pinterest but have not visited the site. My aging brain can barely negotiate its way around the new App updates for Facebook on my iPod Touch. It doesn't take much to confuse me.

  7. Just love your Christmas quilt and the line of fabric you used in it!!! The quilting design is not too overwhelming, just right, beautifully done Maureen!!!

  8. Beautiful quilt Maureen, love this fabrics, and thanks for sharing your advice on the thread. XO

  9. your new Christmas quit is great!
    I love the clam shell quilting on it!

  10. Very pretty Christmas quilt! Your quilting is beautiful, well done.
    Looks like yout halls are all decked - at least the tree ;-)