Thursday, August 18, 2011

Christmas in Color

So I finished my Christmas in Color quilt. That's what I call it anyway. I figured out after the fact that the fabric line was called Colorful Christmas, so there ya have it. I completely made this up as I went along. I came up with the 9 patch blocks but couldn't figure out how to use them as the focus, so I changed it up.

The back is totally pieced in leftovers. The only Non Riley Blake fabrics were the Kona white and orange, and a piece of Just Wing It.

Here's a close-up of the center square. I love the cocoa and the mittens!

And here's a close up of the quilting around the 9 patch blocks.
Another quilt down! I had set myself a goal of one quilt per month and so far I am on target!

I also finished recovering all the chairs in my dining room. Amy Butler everywhere! And my MIL came up with a way that I may be able to salvage the curtains I have and just add some of this fabric to them to tie it all together. Suh-weet! Still got to get a new rug, but that's okay!

I'm making a run to one of the LQS's in Atlanta today to pick up a little more fabric I need for my quiltalong. Luckily they recently had a groupon for them where you get $40 of fabric for $20. Woohoo! Now I just need to come up with $40 worth of fabric to purchase. Somehow I don't think it will be that too difficult...
Stay tuned tomorrow for an update on the quiltalong!

6 comments:

Brenda Turner said...

I'm loving the chairs. They look so much brighter and cheerier.
Love,
mom

Stray Stitches said...

Your quilt is beautiful and I really like the pieced backing! Great job!! Congrats on a wonderful finish :)

Rebecca said...

LOVE that quilt! And the back is just as nice as the front!

Melinda said...

Great quilt - hope you had fun at Intown!

Marg said...

Love the chairs, they look great.
The quilt is really lovely, and I love the pieced back too.

The Thompsons said...

It's beautiful! Just like I knew it would be. Sadly, 40 bucks may as well be 4 dollars when it comes to buying material. It goes so quickly. :) Have fun shopping.