Tuesday, November 30, 2010

12 Days of Christmas Quilt

I finished up three quilts in the week before Thanksgiving.  It was a quilting marathon, but I had several projects that needed to be done.  This quilt was my second finish and has been in the works for a while.  It's made from a layer cake of 12 Days of Christmas by Kate Spain as well as some yardage.  I'm not sure where I got the idea for the pinwheel design.  I know I have seen it various places before.  It seemed to fit well with the fabrics.  The final measurement is approximately 65 x 85.  The back is a green flannel design from the same line. 




One of my favorite parts of this quilt is the binding.  I used the tutorial from TLC Stitches for a faux piped binding.  It's much more labor intensive than a normal binding, but I really loved the results.  Her tutorial was clear and easy to follow.  This isn't something I would use on every quilt, but it added a really nice touch on this one. 
This quilt now lives at my mom's house.  It was her Christmas present, and I let her open it early to enjoy all month.  Some quilts are harder than others to give away.  This one was a bit hard to part with, although, I know it will be well loved and taken care of.

10 comments:

  1. I adore that piping binding!! So cute, it really pops. What a great holiday gift :)

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  2. Super cute!! So do you make the pinwheel and then add the center square as an applique???

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  3. I just received my layer cake of this in the mail yesterday. I am in LOVE with these fabrics....so my colors... Can't wait to get started! I am having pinwheel ideas floating around in my head too! Love that piped binding - so cute!

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  4. Beautiful! I know she loved it!

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  5. Katie, your quilt turned out beautifully! That binding adds just the right little something special to frame in all that fun! Would it be ok if i featured it on my blog sometime soon? Would love to show it off! Hope you have a wonderful holiday season...and your mom is one lucky lady. hugs, kate

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  6. Beautiful! I love thaqt piped binding, awesome!

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  7. Love the quilt. And the binding certainly sets off the whole quilt - beautiful.

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  8. Beautiful! I love your meandering quilting stitches.

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  9. Beautiful! I love the piped binding too. I've used that tutorial it is great!

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  10. Beautiful quilt! I love how you chose white for the piped part of the binding. It really stands out. So glad you got the chance to try out the tutorial. Thanks for linking to it!

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