Tuesday, December 2, 2014

christmas quilt/ duvet {in progress}

Hello friends, can you believe it's December already?

Only 22 more sleeps and Christmas is here, yay! I love Christmas. It's my favorite time of the year. And so, when I woke up on Saturday morning with the feeling that I have to start a new quilt or the world as we know it will end :) I knew it had to be a Christmas quilt.


As you can see, I didn't have a huge Christmas fabric collection - I actually prefer just a few of these fun novelty fabrics with the addition of lots of coordinating prints from my stash (I ended up not using that dark blue text print as it stuck out too much).


I have not felt like quilting in months (ever since I had my ankle surgery in September), so I knew going with anything too complicated was out of the question. At the end I cut my fabric into 6" squares and I do really like how "old timey" this quilt top looks :)


As I kept thinking about how to quilt this guy I decided to go more of a duvet route - no binding, super squishy high loft polyester batting, and very minimal quilting. So far I'm loving where this is heading.


I hope to finish handquilting in the next few days and then I'll share a tutorial on how to make this puffy duvet/ quilt. Stay tuned :)

Svetlana

Linking up to Lee's WIP Wednesday.

20 comments:

  1. Ack! Where did you get the retro VW beetle fabric? I love it!! It would go great with this stash of Christmas fabric I have and I love the idea of a simple 6" block...why not just let the fabric steal the show?:)

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  2. yep I'm loving it too. So refreshing and straightforward. :>)

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  3. Very nice! I love the simplicity and the fact that it looks scrappy.

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  4. Ooooh! This looks super snuggly and squishy! Perfect for Christmas. Jxo

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  5. That looks like just the kind of Christmas quilt I need in my life.... maybe even be adventurous and tie it, make it really "old school" :D Really, really gorgeous.

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  6. You are doing great! I started my Christmas quilt last year about this same time, and then I abandoned the idea. Then almost 2 weeks ago, I woke up at 4:00 A.M. thinking about that quilt. Everything is cut, and some blocks are sewn. Maybe I will finish it for Christmas next year!

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  7. You get more done with a bad ankle than I do with two good ankles. :) It is just right for Christmas. Nice and Cozy.
    Janita

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  8. This will be another wonderful quilt

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  9. It's beautiful!! I love the fabrics. It has a real vintage feel about it. Puffy is good at Christmas time! Well done.

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  10. The puffiness suits the squares and the fabrics perfectly! It looks very snuggly and warm!

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  11. Svetlanko, urcite bude nadherny, uz se tesim na pokracovani :) Papa, Jola

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  12. Love it! I'm a sucker for simple charm quilts. It's adorable.

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  13. It looks great! You know if you want something super squishy, you have to go with the high loft batting.

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  14. Love it! I love novelty prints and the mix of fabrics you chose is just right for enjoying them.

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  15. Fabulous colour/fabric choices. It's wonderful when the quilting mojo comes back - enjoy :)

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  16. It's adorable! Can't wait to see the finished product.

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