Well, here it is, my finished Christmas quilt!
fabric shops. Sometime in June, I noticed the fabric was available to buy online, and I called my local quilt shop to ask which Christmas fabric lines they had. They did have the Figgy Pudding line so I went and bought a few fat quarters to get started with. Then I bought more of the fabric when I was on vacation in Utah. I believe I made the quilt blocks and pieced strips on the back with 17 assorted fat quarters and then I purchased additional yardage for the sashing, binding, and solid backing fabric.
The back is made up of pieced strips of my Figgy Pudding scraps, and the brown solid is a Quilter's Only fabric from JoAnn's. It is quilted with aqua colored silk/cotton thread by Mettler. Number 0905 (I had to go back to buy more thread a couple times, plus it is the same thread I used on my mendocino mermaid baby quilt. I have about 5 empty spools with 0905 on them, time to move on to another thread color!) This is the second quilt I've quilted with my new sewing machine, and I have figured out that I need to adjust my top thread tension to around 6.5 or 7 in order for the stitches to come out right.
This quilt is made from my Simple Squares pattern which is a free tutorial-in-progress. In the coming weeks I will be finishing up the instructions for the sashing and getting the fabric requirements for the larger quilt all figured out, so you can make your own quilts with this pattern. Stay tuned!
p.s. I posted about my quilting bee block idea over at Bee Beautiful, go check it out! :)