Twinkle Finished!

by Nicole

Introducing Twinkle!

Twinkle represents many firsts for me: first Christmas quilt; first virtual bee quilt; first quilt I quilted on my longarm machine.

It may surprise you that Twinkle is my first Christmas quilt. I’ve always liked the idea of Christmas quilts, but thought it was too much effort to make a quilt that I would only use for one month of the year. It’s funny how your perspective changes when free fabric is involved! 
Quilt Dad and Moda were generous enough to share the Joy collection by Kate Spain with the Triangle Modern Quilt Guild, of which I am a member. How could I not make a Christmas quilt?!?
Then the lovely ladies of We Bee Modern Too helped me stitch up some of the Stargazing blocks from the Modern Blocks book. I added Parisian stars, also from the Modern Blocks book.
And then used Twinkle to play with Gammie using single and double loops.


I’m happy with Twinkle. I’m especially tickled by the back. I bought the panel from the Joy collection and added it to the back of the quilt. The panel was just too cute to leave in the store.


I especially like this little fellow.


And Santa flying down the slopes.


I added siggy blocks below the panel.


I’m still amazed to think about how my fabric traveled to all parts of the globe and came back to me in complete blocks. Thank you We Bee Modern Too!

Linking up to Finish It Up Friday and 

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Debbie December 21, 2012 - 5:57 am

Such a fun Christmas quilt!

audrey December 21, 2012 - 6:01 am

This is really fun! I never thought I'd make a Christmas quilt either, but after seeing all of the really cute ones (yours included) that have come out this year, maybe I'll have to do something for next Christmas! 🙂

Catskill Quilter December 21, 2012 - 6:35 am

Nicole, this is a beautiful and joyous quilt! Congrats to you, and happy holidays too.

Amys Crafty Shenanigans December 21, 2012 - 7:29 am

Gorgeous!! I love anything with stars and done in reds and greens on crisp white is pectacular!!!

Stephanie Pettengell December 21, 2012 - 8:10 am

I have followed the making of this quilt and have loved every part of it . It is fantastic and you have done a wonderful job on the making and the quilting. Well done on your first quilt on the long arm too. You must be so pleased with the result, brilliant.

Janine December 21, 2012 - 8:48 am

This ia wonderful quilt! The stars are fab and the back is lovely too 🙂

vexa December 21, 2012 - 9:30 am

Very pretty! Lovely quilting and cute fabrics.

Karen Pior December 21, 2012 - 10:35 am

Fantastic. Being on the other side of the world to many of my cyber friends I really love the international 'working togetherness' that blogging enables. Your quilt is fantastic – working with white is very appealing to me. Thanks for linking up on my blog today. Cheers, Karen

MsMidge December 21, 2012 - 11:45 am

Just gorgeous!

Jeanette December 21, 2012 - 12:38 pm

This is beautiful. Congrats on finishing well ahead of Christmas!

Michèle-Renée Charbonneau December 21, 2012 - 1:32 pm

Oooh, I love the combination of star blocks, Nicole. It's beautiful! I also had the same reservations about a Christmas quilt, but I'm coming around. 🙂 Thanks for linking up to TGIFF!

LynCC December 21, 2012 - 1:53 pm

It *is* a really cute panel. And what a cool Christmas quilt!

Melissa December 21, 2012 - 2:00 pm

Those stars are beautiful!

Marjorie's Busy Corner December 21, 2012 - 3:00 pm

Great job on the Christmas quilt Nicole.

creativedawn December 21, 2012 - 4:10 pm

Very pretty quilt! Merry Christmas!

Deb@asimplelifequilts December 21, 2012 - 4:20 pm

I love this… so cute and festive looking!

Becky December 21, 2012 - 4:24 pm

Very nice!! It's gorgeous!

Foster December 21, 2012 - 4:42 pm

Pretty! Love the back as well.

Miss Nancy December 21, 2012 - 5:17 pm

Love it!! Simple, elegant, and very modern! Well done! Thank you for sharing.

Have a super great sewing and stitching day!

Happy Holidays to all!

Lucy @ Charm About You December 21, 2012 - 5:31 pm

The festive stars are so pretty and I like the panel too! The quilting looks fabulous 🙂

Peggy December 21, 2012 - 6:12 pm

Ha! When I first read the title of this post, I thought it said "Twinkie quilt." You can tell what's on my mind lately!! Beautiful quilt!

JanetK December 21, 2012 - 6:58 pm

What a wonderful Christmas quilt! I've never done a bee – it sounds like a lot of fun!

Kerstin December 21, 2012 - 7:09 pm

How wonderful! I'm normally not one for holiday quilts, but I might have to reconsider after seeing this…

John'aLee December 21, 2012 - 7:15 pm

Oh I'm in love with your
Christmas quilt!

Crickets Corner December 21, 2012 - 7:35 pm

I have a weakness for Christmas quilts and yours is so very pretty. Love all the stars and the way you arranged them.

Casey York December 21, 2012 - 8:13 pm

This is just wonderful! I love how you laid out the blocks–it gives the quilt a really modern feel. Lovely job!

Shankevia December 21, 2012 - 9:58 pm

Very nice:)

Shankevia December 21, 2012 - 9:59 pm

Very nice quilt!

Katy Cameron December 21, 2012 - 11:30 pm

Very cool, love all the collaboration on it!

pandchintz December 22, 2012 - 12:03 am

Well done you – it looks great. Love the back! December 22, 2012 - 2:00 am

What a fun quilt. I'm working on a Twinkle quilt as I type. Well, I'm supposed to be, anyway! December 22, 2012 - 2:00 am

What a fun quilt. I'm working on a Twinkle quilt as I type. Well, I'm supposed to be, anyway!

Gemini Jen NZ December 22, 2012 - 3:36 am

I adore your quilt! It is simply beautiful, and so so cheerful! Well done! Have a Merry Christmas!

Carla December 22, 2012 - 4:24 am

Good for you! Enjoy your Christmas ; )

Anita December 22, 2012 - 1:40 pm

It's beautiful! You did an amazing job…I love the front and back!

Shauna December 22, 2012 - 7:05 pm

Beautiful!! You gave me an idea for the back of my Christmas quilt. I also have a panel that I don't know what to do with so will incorporate it into the back. Have a blessed Christmas!

Martha December 23, 2012 - 12:33 pm

Out of all the finishes I have seen this year…this is my favorite…beautiful…well done!

Denise Russell December 24, 2012 - 11:59 pm

Beautiful! I, too, also used to think that a Christmas quilt wasn't a good idea… but have made a few now, including a lovely wool applique project I finished today (see my blog). Merry Christmas!

Lu December 29, 2012 - 8:24 pm

Such beautiful work. I love your creativity! Your vision for quilts are to be admired.

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