Thursday, 15 December 2016

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!

23 comments:

  1. Ooh Christine , it is soo beautiful! And the quilting showa up so nicely and suits it perfectly! Love your version very much!
    So great that you now have some time to enjoy it!
    Hugs Martina

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  2. Finished and ... quilted! You have my admiration!! The little details are really thoughtful and cute. And just in time for Christmas! Regards, Ariadna.

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  3. Such a fun quilt Christine.Your changes to the sashing and borders are perfect.

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  4. omg Christine this looks amazing,i love your FMQ on it,i hope to make this one as to,well done my friend.

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  5. Your design picks are perfect, I love the quilting you decided on....just gorgeous and fun!

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    1. Thank you Shelly! I had a lot of fun with it and it makes a great addition to my Christmas decorations! Christine x

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  6. Ich habe deinen Quilt ja schon auf FB bewundert! Aber auch hier noch einmal: Ganz wunderschön ist der geworden.
    Gur, dass du so weit weg bist. Sonst würde ich mich einschleichen und ihn heimlich holen :-))

    Liebe Grüße Marion

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  7. 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!

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  8. Your version 's very lovely !
    The red white stripes fabric in the corners make it a really christmas quilt
    :0)) too !

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  9. Your winterwandering quilt has become beautiful.
    Nice quiltwork.
    Marja
    🎅🎅🎅

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  10. I knew you would finish in time, and it turned out so nice! Your quilting looks very good again.
    KATRin w.

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  11. 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! xxx

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  12. It looks lovely, very nice and Christmassy x

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  13. 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.

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  14. 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.

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  15. Liebe Christine,
    mit diesem schönen Quilt kannst du auch zu recht wirklich glücklich sein. Dein Quilting ist der Hammer, einfach nur genial!
    Liebe Grüße
    Steffi

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  16. This is lovely Christine and finished in time. I like your free motion quilting details and the snowflakes and cute owl button.

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  17. I would be chuffed to bits with myself if I produced this, you've done an amazing job, love it.

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    1. 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 x

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  18. It looks so lovely Christine, and another chance for your machine quilting to shine. Love the curls.

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  19. Beautiful job on this little quilt . I hope to get back on track after the holidays, it has just been too hectic lately .

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  20. 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..

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  21. Liebe Christine,
    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.

    Liebe Grüße
    Uta

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