Hello Everyone! I hope your December has started off on a good note! Ours has. We went to another Christmas Parade on Saturday, which was fun, but an all day affair. It wasn’t too cold or too warm, but a little windy to be just right. We (or I should say I) have almost finished decorating for the season, too. The tree and most of the decorations are out and I just need to put my Department 56 village up. I took some time off from the decorating, though to finish my quilt.
I’m so happy to have this quilt finished in time to be used this Holiday Season. Here are the facts about this quilt:
- Designer: Cozy Quilts Design, for Angela Walters Midnight Quilt Show.
- Size: 68″ x 74″
- Quilt – Figgy Pudding by basicgrey – Jellyroll and Red Snowflake background and the backing print.
- Border – Moda Grunge
- Binding – Fruitcake by basicgrey
- Batting: Quilter’s Dream Select
- Thread: Aurifil 50 wt for piecing and quilting
- Date Started: 9/15/17 (on Sew a Jellyroll Day)
- Date Finished: 12/5/22
I bought the Figgy Pudding fabric during a shop hop in 2009 or 2010. I thought I was going to use the Jellyroll for several different quilts before deciding on the On Point Quilt. I only bought enough backing fabric for the first quilt I thought I would make so I didn’t have enough for this one. The blocks are made from strip sets, so I had enough end pieces that I could piece the length of the quilt but still had to add in the Grunge strip to get it wide enough.
I quilted it on my Pfaff QE 4.0 home machine using Aurifil 50 wt thread. I used the same quilting design on the blocks that Angela used, the straight lines in the pieced sections using the walking foot and a flower in the background using my free motion foot. The swirly design in the border is inspired by the fabric.
I will tell you a secret about this quilt, though. The borders are terrible! They are really wavy and on one, I had to take some tucks in it while I was quilting. I have no idea how they could be this bad. I always measure the inside of the quilt and use those measurements for the borders. Either I measured or cut wrong. The borders are cut from the width of fabric instead of the straight of grain. I don’t know if that caused a problem or not. I finished the center part of the quilt in early 2018 and added the borders in August 2018. I didn’t even know it was a problem until I had the quilt spray basted and was getting ready to quilt. I could have pulled it all apart and redo the borders, but it’s going to be quilt to cuddle up with on the couch. And I wanted it finished. Whoever uses it is not going to know that the borders are wavy.
For my cross stitch friends, I’ll have an update on some of my small ornaments soon. I have started and finished several and am in the process of fully finishing them. I’m heading back to put the finishing touches on a few when I finish this post.
I hope you all have a great rest of your week and thanks for stopping by.