A Christmas Quilt in the Making

by Nicole

This Christmas I’m gifting myself a finished Christmas quilt.

This quilt has been a year in the making. I started it a few days before Christmas last year. I know I was a bit ambitious! It sat in my closet for a year, waiting for the season.

Yesterday I loaded it up on Gammy and went to work.

I had plans for an elaborate quilting design, with a back-and-forth design in the cream logs and a loopy swirl around the print logs.

In the end, I reasoned with myself: “Self, if you really want to get this done for Christmas, keep it simple!”

I opted for a meandering loop. After about 2 1/2 hours, I was done with the quilting.

It’s now trimmed and waiting for a binding. It is a big quilt, so big that I’m now wishing I had told my husband to get me a magic binding wand when he asked me what I want for Christmas.

I’m hoping to get this done by tomorrow. There’s nothing more that I’d like for Christmas than to curl up with this quilt and relax.

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Katherine December 24, 2013 - 8:53 pm

Looks gorgeous, Nicole. Simple looks smashing – good choice! Good luck finishing the binding.

Merry Christmas!

Leanne December 24, 2013 - 9:09 pm

You can curl up with it bound or not. Or curl up with it while binding it. It is wonderful. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Christine S December 24, 2013 - 9:16 pm

It's lovely!!

Valerie Reynolds December 24, 2013 - 9:35 pm

Looks good! Merry Christmas!

BillieBee (billiemick) December 24, 2013 - 9:51 pm

Merry Christmas!

Paige December 24, 2013 - 10:55 pm

I agree with Leanne above. Snuggle up under it while you stitch the binding on! That's my favorite!

Katy Cameron December 24, 2013 - 11:47 pm

Fingers crossed you're all done for tomorrow! Merry Christmas to you all :o)

regan December 25, 2013 - 12:23 am

It's gorgeous! Congrats on your finish!

Debbie December 25, 2013 - 6:44 am

Lovely quilt – here's to enjoying the process sooner OR later! Merry Christmas Nicole!

pandchintz December 25, 2013 - 10:00 am

Have a lovely Christmas!

Donna December 25, 2013 - 10:12 pm

Love the aqua you added to the fabric mix. Merry Christmas, Nicole!

DaisyLiz December 26, 2013 - 5:34 am

You and self agreed on a good plan. It looks beautiful and will surely be snuggly as you finish the binding!

Lisa Lisa December 26, 2013 - 6:49 am

It's beautiful, Nicole! I'm so jealous that you were able to quilt it in 2-1/2 hours! Enjoy!

The Buck Family December 26, 2013 - 10:32 pm

That is gorgeous. I made a Christmas quilt this year for a friend. Didn't get it done in time for our gift exchange, but it's done now. I backed it with green flannel and it is so beautiful, I hate to give it away. I'll have to gift myself with one next year. Thanks for sharing your quilt.

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