I wanted to share with you a quilt I made for my sister-in-law for Christmas. I decided that I really wanted to sew something for her and asked my Tweeps (twitter friends) if anyone knew of a quick easy quilt I could put together in time for Christmas. Jeni at In Color Order suggested her lovely Vintage Star Quilt Tutorial. It was a match made in heaven for the fabrics I had in mind.
I had the 4 Amy Butler prints (Daisy Chain) for quite some time, but alone, they just weren't doing much for me. Which may be why I had never used them! When paired with some AB Lotus Full Moon Dots in Lime, and 3 Sandi Henderson prints (Henna Garden in Chocolate and Leaf and Garden Gate in Fuschia), I was in LOVE. Seriously.
I was worried that the Kona snow I was using for the background would be too stark, but I actually really like it.
And I think the quilting on those sections really pop. I love a nice wrinkled fresh from the dryer quilt!
The back is a Robert Kaufman Pimatex Basics. I was able to pick it up at my local Hancock Fabrics. Even though they had already closed, I was able to sweet talk my way in to make the quick transaction.
I machine quilted on the binding. I had never tried this before, but I was kind of in crunch time mode. Jeni also has an awesome tutorial for machine binding. It wasn't as bad as I thought it would be, and I wouldn't have finished the quilt in time otherwise! I still enjoy hand stitching the binding, but in a time crunch, I'm totally not going to shy away from this.
This quilt was a first for me in another way. Started and finished within 3 weeks. It's a Christmas miracle!! I'm pretty sure she liked it! Which always makes me happy!
Did you do any gift sewing? What have you got to share with us today? Can't wait to see what you all have been up to!
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