My finished 'Winter Wandering' quilt....
I am really pleased with myself today as I have managed to get my new Christmas quilt which I made using the blog hop blocks from the Winter Wandering blog hop finished.
I didn't finish the quilt exactly as the pattern instructions indicated as I wanted to make sure I had time to piece the quilt together and also to have the chance to try out some free motion quilting in the sashing and borders. The smaller finished size suited me better too.
I am really happy with it and it is ready to hang up with the rest of my Christmas decorations.
The quilting included 'in the ditch' quilting with a walking foot around each of the blocks followed by some free motion quilting in the sashing and borders.
I didn't want to detract from the embroidery so I didn't quilt the centre panels of the blocks but, in order to hold the layers of the quilt together in these areas I added some sequins as snowflakes in a couple of the blocks and baubles on the Christmas trees in the block with the stockings.
I also added a cute little owl button to the block with the house. These all helped to tie the layers in the centre of the blocks together.
If you would like to download the patterns for the blocks you can find them at the following links:
Block one and instructions from Ellie's Quilt Place here.
Block two from Bobbin here.
Block three from Gail Pan here.
Block four from Jubama here.
Thank you to the designers for each of their beautiful blocks.... it was a lot of fun to make!
Ooh Christine , it is soo beautiful! And the quilting showa up so nicely and suits it perfectly! Love your version very much!ReplyDelete
So great that you now have some time to enjoy it!
Finished and ... quilted! You have my admiration!! The little details are really thoughtful and cute. And just in time for Christmas! Regards, Ariadna.ReplyDelete
Such a fun quilt Christine.Your changes to the sashing and borders are perfect.ReplyDelete
omg Christine this looks amazing,i love your FMQ on it,i hope to make this one as to,well done my friend.ReplyDelete
Your design picks are perfect, I love the quilting you decided on....just gorgeous and fun!ReplyDelete
Thank you Shelly! I had a lot of fun with it and it makes a great addition to my Christmas decorations! Christine xDelete
Ich habe deinen Quilt ja schon auf FB bewundert! Aber auch hier noch einmal: Ganz wunderschön ist der geworden.ReplyDelete
Gur, dass du so weit weg bist. Sonst würde ich mich einschleichen und ihn heimlich holen :-))
Liebe Grüße Marion
oh well done, it's beautiful! I love the blocks and your FMQ looks fantastic! I can't get the hang of quilting in the ditch so I ignore that step!ReplyDelete
Your version 's very lovely !ReplyDelete
The red white stripes fabric in the corners make it a really christmas quilt
:0)) too !
Your winterwandering quilt has become beautiful.ReplyDelete
I knew you would finish in time, and it turned out so nice! Your quilting looks very good again.ReplyDelete
Your quilt looks wonderful, Christine. What agreat job you did with the quilting. So far, all I have managed to do is down load the patterns! xxxReplyDelete
It looks lovely, very nice and Christmassy xReplyDelete
I would be pleased with myself also! :) It turned out so cute. Good call on the sequins, baubles, and owl to hold the layers together. It will be a holiday treasure for years to come.ReplyDelete
What a great finish! It's no wonder you are pleased with it. I like all the additions you put on it too - adds to the overall fun.ReplyDelete
mit diesem schönen Quilt kannst du auch zu recht wirklich glücklich sein. Dein Quilting ist der Hammer, einfach nur genial!
This is lovely Christine and finished in time. I like your free motion quilting details and the snowflakes and cute owl button.ReplyDelete
I would be chuffed to bits with myself if I produced this, you've done an amazing job, love it.ReplyDelete
Thank you very much Ali! I am really pleased with it and I am very happy that I am able to hang it with my other Christmas decorations! Christine xDelete
It looks so lovely Christine, and another chance for your machine quilting to shine. Love the curls.ReplyDelete
Beautiful job on this little quilt . I hope to get back on track after the holidays, it has just been too hectic lately .ReplyDelete
Really a cute little wallhanging. I have gone to the pages and downloaded it, hoping to make this next year. I really want to work on FMQ in 2017, you are doing so good with yours!! Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year..ReplyDelete
was für ein wunderschöner Weihnachts-und Winterquilt mit vielen süßen kleinen Details und einem zauberhaft schönem Quilting.
Ein frohes und gesundes Weihnachtsfest, schöne gemeinsame Tage mit ihren Lieben und fürs Neue Jahr viel Glück, Gesundheit und viele kreative Ideen.