Monday, July 25, 2016

12 Days of Christmas in July

I finished this quilt top in record time, thanks to the creativity and pattern writing genius of Sarah Craig who blogs at Confessions of a Fabric Addict. She ran a Christmas quilt tutorial for 12 days, after which you have a completed 76" x 76" quilt top!



The way this pattern is written is just fantastic. If you're thinking about making this quilt, let me tell you: do it! It's so fun to follow her directions and have all the seams nest together so smoothly....even with all those half square triangles going every direction!

I have quite a few Christmas quilts, so I decided to do more of a snowy winter's night take on it. I have white snowflakes on a scrappy dark batik background. And even with reversing the color scheme, it was a breeze!

I'll be linking up on Sarah's blog, where you can find lots of other quilty Christmas inspiration.

One final comment on the beauty of this pattern: today was day 12 (the final day) - I started on day 9!

10 comments:

  1. Vicki, that is so beautiful! I love the reverse imaging - the scrappy batik background is so lush looking. Thanks so much for making such a wonderful version of my quilt!!

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    1. You're so kind, Sarah! I just can't say enough about this pattern. It was so well written and so much fun to make. Every step was exciting to see come together - I was never bored with any part (unusual for me)!

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  2. Your quilt it beautiful! It reminds me of snowflakes.

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    1. Yay! That's exactly the look I was going for. Thanks Sandra - you made my day!

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  3. I love the reverse image of this quilt! It surely has a winter night look to it. Well done!!

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    1. Thank you so much Sharon! I've followed your blog and admired your work for a long time. I'm quite flattered that you commented here! :)

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  4. Vicki, your rendition is stunning! What a great use of color!

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  5. Thanks so much Lara! It came together quickly and her tutorial was a joy to follow. Thanks for visiting my blog! :)

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  6. Wow, I love your interpretation of Sarah's design. Great job. I knew I couldn't manage a whole quilt, so I did just one block and will use it as a table topper. I don't have a way to share it on the linky, although Sarah offered to post it if I sent the photo to her, so maybe I'll do that.

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    1. Oh! Definitely have her post it! I'm sure I speak for all of us Christmas in July quilters when I say we want to see it! I bet it makes a gorgeous table topper. :)

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