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12/29/13

Feathers And Patchwork: My Christmas Quilt

Feathers & Patchwork Quilt
Feathers & Patchwork Quilt
Featahers & Patchwork Quilt
Feathers & Patchwork Quilt


Happy Sunday, I hope you are enjoying the holidays. I had a wonderful Christmas. As it is our tradition we spend Christmas Eve with our extended family. Then my husband and I spend Christmas day at home watching movies and relaxing. And this year was not the exception; we watched all the movies we had been 'saving up',  and ate way too much popcorn and candy. But this year I added something new to our tradition: a new quilt to snuggle under while watching our movies. As you might remember I started working on my Christmas quilt at the beginning of December (you can read more about it here). I wasn't sure I was going to able to finish it. The piecing is very simple and the quilt top came together in no time, but the quilting is another story. I decided to quilt it with straight lines about 3/4" apart. The quilting was slowly progressing when my machine decided to act up (now I need to take it in for service). Luckily I have another machine: a vintage Kenmore that a friend gave a while back and I had never used. Well, the little machine came through: it sews beautifully and I finished my quilt in time. 
I'm so happy with how this quilt turned up. I love the random patchwork. If feels very homemade and the flannel backing feels so warm and cozy. It has quickly become a family favorite.

Have a wonderful week and see you next year!

XX

Martha.

15 comments:

  1. What a great idea Martha and a lovely quilt. Hope your machine is back in tip top condition soon.

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  2. It is so beautiful. I love the colours together, the vintage fabric (what is it?) and what a great day to spend Christmas Day!

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  3. I love your quilt. And I remember Christmasses like that to x

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  4. I absolutely LOVE this quilt, Martha!! What a beauty!! And your photos are too beautiful!

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  5. AMAZING! I love the feather and overall color combination, so cozy and sweet! Great job on quilting and the new family tradition! Happy New Year, Martha!

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  6. Beautiful Quilt. Great colors and the feathers just give it something special. Congrats on the finish. Oh yeah and all of your photos look great.

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  7. It's lovely, Martha. Beautiful and elegant.

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  8. What a lovely quilt! Looks so cozy :)

    -Soma

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  9. That is some intense quilting! I love the feathers and the random patchwork design. Great colour scheme! And nothing beats flannel for that cozy comfy feeling! Wonderful Christmas finish!

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  10. such a beautiful quilt. Glad you had a Happy Christmas. All the best for the new year :-)

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  11. Oh my word! This turned out soooo awesome. So very natural and beautiful - great job on the Christmas snuggling front - I like the idea of a new quilt each year. Lovely!

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  12. Oh, your Christmas quilt is wonderful!!! Really! I love the colors and the little trees!
    Have a wonderful new year!
    Jolana

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  13. Gorgeous! Love the colors, and, of course, the feathers.

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  14. I absolutely love this. The colors you chose are just amazing. The pictures are beautiful.

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  15. This quilt is absolutely beautiful, I love how you only used a few of the feather blocks, I think this just might be my favourite quilt you have made!

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