Thursday, May 29, 2014

starry christmas quilt :: finished

I finished this quilt top back in January of 2013.  You can click this link to go back & read more about how I pieced the top, if you are so inclined.   

I sent this quilt to Abby Latimer for long-arm quilting.  We decided on the Flurry pattern, which I think turned out really great on this quilt.  With the grey thread, the quilting shows up really nice on the back of the quilt as well.  Abby does a great job of keeping the quilting fairly open, which is how I like it, so the quilt has a really nice drape. 

I went with a red solid fabric for the binding.  I actually had this binding left over from my Swoon quilt because I accidentally made waaaaay to much.  It turned out to be a happy accident though because I really like it on this quilt.  

One last picture, which is slightly blurry because I find it nearly impossible to get a full shot of a quilt that is laying on the floor.

The "giveaway" ends Saturday, May 31st at midnight CST and then I will draw the winners.  Click back to this post for the details & to enter, if you are interested!   Giveaway now closed.

Quilt Stats:
         Quilt top - Blitzen by Basic Grey for Moda               
         Binding - Red Moda fabric left over from Swoon quilt
Pattern: July Star Block by Allison Harris of Cluck Cluck Sew
Dimensions: 61.5" x 82"
Started quilt top: December 2012
Finished quilt top: January 31st, 2013
Quilted: by Abby Latimer of Latimer Lane Quilting using the Flurry pantograph pattern  

By the way, Abby is having a Christmas Quilting in July sale.  Click on over to her website for more details if you are looking for a long-arm quilter!

Thanks for reading!


  1. Puts me in a Christmas-y mood! Lovely quilt, well done!

  2. Really pretty! I love that it's Christmassy without actually 'shouting' at you. Your quilter did a lovely job as well.

  3. I love star-based Christmas quilts! This is gorgeous, yay you!

  4. That's a lovely quilt and it's it always nice when you accidentally make too much of something and get to use it again.

  5. hopping over from Finished Friday from Richard and Tanya's quilts. lovely work, stop by my blog for giveaway

  6. I like how this turned out. Stars are always a good choice for a Christmas quilt.

  7. Wow, beautiful-and the flurry quilt pattern adds to the Christmas feel. Very nice.

  8. Lovely quilt! Doesn't it feel good when a project that's been in the making for a while if finally finished.

  9. The quilting compliments the piecing perfectly! I like fairly open quilting too, that way the quilt tends to fall around the body instead of just sitting stiffly on top :)

  10. Popped in from Fresh sewing day, Love your quilt, and the long arm quilting is really special! nice one!

  11. Your quilt turned out lovely. Scrappy is so fun isn't it. Thank you for sharing.

  12. Really nice fabric/pattern combination! I like how it has a subtle Christmas-y feel without making me think you'd have to put it away on Boxing Day. Nice one!