Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Vintage Holiday Quilt Ta-Dah!!

Please be warned, this post is photo heavy as I'm in love with my newly finished quilt and very excited about a win!!

So, I've finished my Vintage Holiday Quilt!!!!! I am super super happy with it, not only is it full of gorgeous Christmas fabric, but it's just the perfect pattern to make me feel so Christmassy!!
I used a lot of Joy! by Kate Spain in the blocks, with some Cherry Christmas by Aneela Hoey. It is sashed in Cloud Circles from Walk in the Woods by Aneela Hoey and the border is Dots Candy Apple (I think thats it's name?!) from Vintage Modern by Bonnie & Camille and the binding is Cloud Circles again. 
It's backed in a butchered IKEA duvet cover, which if your in the UK and have a toddler you will recognise from Mr Tumble!! 
I've quilted it in loops (said loosely!) and it was my first attempt at them! But I figured if I messed it up, the quilt would only be seen for a few weeks of each year anyway!! I saw the quilting on Aneela Hoey's blog and Kristy @ Quiet Play's blog loved the look of it, so gave it a go. 
I got better at it as I neared the end of each row and definitely improved by the end of the quilt. Although, some bits are decidedly wonky and I did have to unpick a bit that had very loose stitches on the back, but it's all a learning curve! 
It fits on a single bed, but I'm not sharing!! 

It spends it's days on the sofa in the kitchen, being fought over by the children and then of an evening I drag it into the front room to keep  me warm! 

Quilt Stats:
Pattern is Vintage Holiday By Camille Roskelley
Size 49 x 61" all washed and dried

And I can see another Christmas quilt in my future ......... and maybe in more Joy! 
As my Christmas Tree Skirt has only gone and been picked by Kate Spain (herself!!) to win a FQ bundle of Joy! in the Sew Seasonal Blog Hop!!! 
I'm so so happy, I never in a million years thought I'd win!!! I'm off to dance around the kitchen and re-read what she said about my tree skirt!!! WooHoo! 


  1. Oh, how wonderful! Congratulations on a well-deserved win!
    P.S. I love your Christmas quilt!

  2. Gorgeous quilt and hurrah a well deserved win!

  3. Congratulations on both counts! Your tree skirt deserved to win, it is so lovely and charming. And your holiday quilt! No surprise the littles fight over it. Can't wait to see what you Joy bundle becomes.

  4. It looks fab (I don't think you can have a wonky loop) and congrats on the win!

  5. wow, How exciting, I love your christmas quilt, and thanks for posting some great pics of it too, I will let you know when I get mine back and will share it with you, well done on the win, how fun.

  6. Congratulations on your win how nice to have such wonderful comments from Kate Spain too, definitely worth a dance around the kitchen!

    Your holiday quilt is really lovely I can see why it is fought over.

  7. Oh my word these makes are just beautiful and right up my street! Happy dance all round! x

  8. your quilt is quite lovely; although it looks difficult to this very new quilter....


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