It's a little late to be blogging about Christmas, but I just finished my new Christmas quilt. I had hoped to finish it in time to cuddle up under on Christmas Eve, but it wasn't meant to be.
I used 2 charm packs of Flurry by Kate Spain plus about 1.5 yds of Kona white cut into 5" squares. I also bought some yardage for borders and binding. The pattern is Jewel Toss from the Moda Bake Shop, but I modified the construction quite a bit. I cut up the white on 12/22 and pieced the whole top on 12/23. I made 4-patches from one charm pack and half-square triangle units from the other pack.
I finally had a chance to get it basted and quilted yesterday. The backing is another Kate Spain print from her Jingle line. Funny story about the quilting. I forgot to drop the feed dogs before I started the free motion quilting. I didn't realize it until I was ready to attach the binding and went to set the machine back to normal. oops! Turns out it didn't make much difference.
I used Superior So Fine! 50 weight #401 for the quilting. Gladly, I didn't have any trouble with thread breakage. Last winter, I was having trouble with that thread. We thought maybe it was the dry air, but maybe I was using the wrong needle. For whatever reason, the stars aligned, and all went well.
It was such a joy piecing and quilting this beautiful fabric.
51" X 75"