Saturday, December 7, 2013

Christmas Quilt 2013



 Every year I try to make a Christmas quilt or wall hanging. After making and falling in love with my scrappy Trip Around the World quilt at the beginning of this year, I knew I wanted to make a scrappy Christmas Trip Around the World quilt. And I knew right from the beginning that the flannel hounds tooth print from Bonnie & Camille's Vintage Modern line would be the back (I'd been saving this fabric for a Christmas quilt back for a while).


 My scrappy Christmas quilt measures 60" x 72" and is made up of 30 blocks. I actually only had to make 9 of the blocks because I cut up strips and sent them to my quilting Bee ladies;  I had 21 blocks returned to me! Some of the Bee ladies even added fabrics that I didn't have. It was incredible...Christmas collections I'd loved but missed out on came back to me in some of the blocks.


 I think I love this scrappy quilt even more than my first scrappy trip around the world quilt.


 It was really hard to piece the last block last night. I might have been having withdrawals from working on this project!


 Now I think I might need to make a Scrappy Trip quilt every year. Maybe I can come up with a different theme for each year?


 Because this quilt was just too much fun!



 I used the Bonnie Hunter method for my blocks that you can find here.


I've already got an appointment for this to be quilted...before Christmas even...yay!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

35 comments:

Auntie Pami said...

Very nice, I've got a lot of older holiday lines and this is the best use!

Sheila said...

Beautiful quilt , how nice that you can get it quilted before the holidays .

Maja said...

I think I need to do "just a little trip around the Christmas-world" too!
Yours are fun and beautiful!

Karin said...

Love it Sherri! Can't wait to see it all quilted up! :) I made a scrappy trip quilt too (I think mine is 7x7 if I remember right) - and I have yet to baste/quilt it. I have TOO many tops made and not quilted!

Friederike said...

I just love scrappy quilts! It gives you endless options with fabric, colours and layout. Your christmas-version makes me want to make one right now :) The fabric choice is great! Looking forward to the quilted version!

Karen said...

Fabulous!! Can't wait to see it finished.

Angela Smith said...

So beautiful. I'm inspired to make one too, perhaps in the new year.

Joyce Carter said...

It is absolutely gorgeous, Sherri. After seeing your quilt, it makes me want to dig out my Christmas fabrics. I am glad you will have it quilted in time for Christmas.

Linda Cates said...

I love it! It turned out so beautiful. My goal for the new year is to be half as organized and efficient as you are!

marcella said...

Super cute! I think you need one for each holiday and season. That will keep you busy for a bit :-)

Karen said...

I love your quilt, and you're right, that houndstooth is the perfect backing! My perfect backing is the red, green, and white chevron from Kate Spain's Joy line. I have enough to back two Christmas quilts and am working on piecing one of them now. :-)

Fran said...

Oh my goodness, that is such a gorgeous quilt! You'll have to have Christmas everyday ... No way you can put that away in a cupboard!

Carol said...

What a wonderful quilt! I have a scrappy tatw made in over a hundred bright fabrics from the 90's, but it still needs to be quilted. I don't think I've seen a tatw that wasn't lovable. Now you need a hallowe'en quilt and maybe a red one for valentine's day - for a start.

Michell said...

Very nice

Susie said...

It looks beautiful and I adore the colours

Nedra said...

I remember when you started your Scrappy Trips in Christmas fabrics, and I thought it was such a good idea! Even though I already have made a S.T., I may follow your example and make another one with Christmas scraps too :)

trish said...

I just love your quilt Sherri!! The backing is perfect!! :0)

Cath said...

Oh gosh, I love it. It looks so stunning!

WoolenSails said...

That is really beautiful with the fabrics and it will really look nice with quilting.

Debbie

Joan said...

Gorgeous! Love the fabrics!

Michele said...

Oh, it's amazing! You must be thrilled with it :-)

sandi s said...

Your quilt is beautiful! I love it.

KMSC said...

Your quilt top is beautiful; I love the Christmas fabrics. I will be eager to see the entire quilt once it is quilted and bound.

Paula @ Sewy Stuff said...

Oh my goodness, that is beautiful!! I'd snuggle with that one all year round!

Eva patch said...

Is so pretty !!!! Congratulations!!!

Liv Aagots Quilteblogg said...

A beautiful quilt! Great choice of fabrics and colours!

CathyK said...

The quilt is just lovely and so festive!! You are one lucky gal!

Sandy said...

So beautiful....and I love, love the backing!!

Diane said...

Love Love Love! but it reminds me that my trip quilt is sitting on a chair waiting to be quilted :)

Jeanna said...

Beautiful Sherri! You made great progress and to have it back before Christmas is just amazing.

I have TWO Christmas quilts that just need binding...I hope to fit it into my schedule soon.

Kathleen Lambert said...

Super cute Christmas quilt. Now I have another one for my bucket list. Larry said he was up to see a while back and that all your quilts are beautiful. He said the pictures don't do them justice. You do do gorgeous work. Happy Holidays.

Thimbleanna said...

It's Gorgeous Sherri -- now I WANT one!!!!

Billy'sgirl said...

Ooh, this is lovely. Beautiful choice of fabrics and pattern.

Sharon Brennan said...

That backing!!!! It's simply gorgeous! I love Christmas quilts so much.

Sarah said...

I really like this. Now I have to make one!

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