Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Christmas 2016

While decorating the house for the Christmas holiday, I decided I needed another Christmas quilt. 
Adding another thing to an already busy time is nuts! 
But...I did it! 
I found a gift block pattern on Pinterest and started making packages from Christmas fabric scraps in my stash. Originally, I planned on just making a 4 x 4  lay-out but as I was playing around, this arrangement immersed. 
I'll try to find the link and edit this post later. 
The quilt is about 56" x 64". 
I straight lined quilted through the gifts to make like a Christmas tree. 
You can see better from the back, below. 
The background is FMQ in stippling. I love the texture that it gives to the quilt!
The backing and the background were larger pieces from my stash which I inherited as was the red and white stripe I used for the binding. 
I just love it when I use fabrics from my stash! 
My stash is quite extensive that I barely make a dent, or so it seems.
I also made a new garden banner from a Christmas panel inherited from my mom's stash.

Our annual Norwegian Christmas progressive dinner (we call it the Troll Stroll) was this past Sunday and the usual characters showed up for some festive activities and gift giving. 
Do you have some crazy traditions?

My wish for you is to have a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year spent with family and friends! 
I'm linking up at Let's be social.


  1. what a wonderful last minute finish!

  2. LoL. I guess I would be one to call you crazy for throwing a new quilt into your Christmas mix. But look how great it looks and your spent some Christmas time enjoying stitching a Christmas quilt. What could be better really. And that little banner is adorable too. Love your crazy Troll Stroll. It looks like fun. That's a very pretty tray of Christmas bits and baubs too. Merry Christmas Dawn!

  3. A present tree - I love it! Merry Christmas!

  4. Totally love this quilt!!! Pinning this one for sure!


Sweet sentiments