Finish It Up Friday ~ The Christmas Quilt

If this quilt doesn’t scream Christmas, I don’t know what does! my dear friend, Zenia, gave me this beautiful vintage top. I couldn’t wait to hand quilt it!

The material was quite thin and required a few repairs. It quilted up so nice! I used #5 pearl cotton in a sage green to quilt it.

I used Quilter’s Dream Cotton Request for batting. i was asked if I tested these fabrics for bleeding before I started working on it. I did not. Whether it bled or not, the cried out to be finished. I washed it when it was finished and it didn’t run at all.

It is every bit as soft and cozy as it looks.

I used plain, unbleached muslin one the back.

I came as close as I could to matching the red for the binding. It works well enough.

I love the back!

I so love finishing these old tops! A huge thanks to Zenia for her most generous gift.

Have a great weekend!


About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing adult kids, and a former librarian. I love making everything from traditional quilts to art quilts. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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7 Responses to Finish It Up Friday ~ The Christmas Quilt

  1. Lori Vossler says:

    I love your quilting and choices made (muslin backing, quilt patterns)! Would you share the thread color and company, and how far apart are the parallel lines. I also handquilt and learn much from pictures and old quilts. Thank you.

  2. Sandra B says:

    What a beautiful quilt, Katy!
    And yes, I agree that it is a Christmas quilt….love those colors, and love how you quilted it…
    As always, thanks so much for sharing!

  3. So pretty! Nice quilting, Katy!

  4. Beautiful quilting on your quilt! Lots of hard work!

  5. Lynn Jarzombeck says:

    I just marvel at you. You are so productive! What a grand finish. The creator would be so proud.

  6. Wendy C Reed says:

    It is gorgeous! Your beautiful hand quilting really makes this old top sing!

  7. johannes123qqq says:

    Beautifull quilting Katy. This quilt will be kept for the future. Have a good trip when you go to the south!

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