Tuesday, June 24, 2014

A CHRISTMAS FINISH IN JUNE !

I'm sure I have worked on this quilt off and on for over a year but the top is finally finished. Yay!
The pattern is called Jovial, and the fabrics are Countdown to Christmas by Sweetwater for Moda.


When I made a lap size version of this quilt a few years back,  it was about 60" x 60". This one finishes 75" x 84".  It's big !


It looks a little odd laying on the green grass instead of snow, but if you close your eyes and imagine.....


Some of those little three dimensional pinwheels still need a shot of steam, but I'm happy with how this quilt turned out.


Now I will turn this over to Dawn and she'll get it quilted up so her and hubby can be snuggling under it by Christmas : )

Another one off the list and out the door!

linking up with Quiltstory

36 comments:

Jess (a.k.a. Rosie) said...

What a fun and festive quilt!! I'm sure they're going to love it!

~ Jess ~
Everything Is Coming Up Rosie

Teresa in Music City said...

Beautiful!!! I'm working on one of these too with a couple of friends. Mine is totally scrappy with lots of Christmas prints in it. I really like the use of a cohesive line of fabrics in yours. You have a good long-armer if she doesn't complain about those 3D pinwheels!

Granny Maud's Girl said...

So you are getting a taste of what Christmas is like here: a Christmas quilt on the grass on a summery day. All you need is watermelon and a swimming pool and you have the beginnings of an Aussie Christmas.
How will you quilt around the super-cute 3D pinwheels?

Hilachas said...

Such beautiful little trees. Someone will be ready for Christmas, thanks to you!

Archie the wonder dog said...

It's lovely! I've also been working on a Christmas quilt this week!

Brandie said...

That is the cutest! You finished at the half way mark of the year. Only six more months till it's needed. Boy are you on the ball!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Cute! I like the 3D pinwheels, and the twisted and turned trees.

quiltmania said...

It looks fabulous Carla!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Love the fun quilt! Yikes Christmas is getting to close for me.

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Lindsay said...

I love it! Merry Christmas! :)

Sandy D said...

A Great Quilt. I think I will like to make this one. But I do not want to close my eyes and see snow. Winter was a long and cold one. LOL

Dawn Hughes said...

I love it Carla....Thank You....I will get the backing ready and then off to Linda for her beautiful work.....

Needled Mom said...

That looks fabulous. What a nice winter quilt that will make.

Tania said...

Hi Carla, I love this, just gorgeous. Love the fabrics you have used. I have just gone and got myself a copy of this pattern, thank you for sharing!

Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures said...

Luv!

Shauna said...

Great quilt Carla. Nice to have a finish done so early.

Anne said...

You're certainly ahead of the game Carla. It's lovely even on the green grass.

Kate said...

Great job. Love the pattern!

cockney blonde said...

Beautiful quilt, love the design, x

Liz said...

Love the quilt design and fabrics you used. Congratulations on getting this done so many months ahead of the holidays!

Celtic Thistle said...

Wonderful quilt Carla! Hope you link it up to this month's Ho, Ho, Ho and on We Sew Link Party at http://weekenddoings.blogspot.co.uk

Lynne said...

Beautiful quilt and fabric. Each of those little blocks took some work, and it's a large quilt too! Well done.

Lisa C said...

Absolutely darling!

Janine said...

This is a beautiful Christmas finish! Congrats :)

Sherry said...

What a fun quilt! It is fun to see all of your finishes. I had a finish last week at sit and sew and forgot to take a picture before I sent it to the quilter. It felt great to get it pieced.

made by ChrissieD said...

Oh your quilt is so stunning and I love how you've used those pinwheels too, gorgeous - Chris :D

Carla said...

You are simply amazing! What a fun design!

Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

Love love love this one, it's on my to do list! X

Rene' said...

This is a fun pattern. Love those corner pieces.

Martha said...

Beautiful quilt Carla. The 3D pinwheels are such a fun addition. it is gorgeous.

NickiJ said...

This is absolutely awesome!

Paula said...

What a really fun quilt. I love how the tress are pointing in all directions and the pinwheels are adorable.

Sandra :) said...

I. Love. Your. Quilt. Saw it at the Ho Ho Ho and On We Sew linky party, and came over for a closer peek :) The 3D pinwheels are such a fun touch - and quite frankly, I'm happier to see it on grass than on snow, after the brutal winter we just endured, LOL!!

Diane Smith said...

LOVE your quilt! Especially like the 3-dimensional pinwheels! Curious...do you have any leftover "Countdown to Christmas" fabric that you might be interested in selling? I have 3 layer cakes, but need another one plus fabric for the borders. Please let me know!
Diane
smithd440@gmail.com

the girlfriend gap said...

Simply delightful :) and the Sweetwater fabrics.... YUM- YUM. I am off to check out the pattern. Thanks for sharing your Christmas treasure early . Janita