Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Another Christmas Quilt Finished

This is my second finish for the third quarter of the 2014 FAL.
When I picked up this quilt yesterday to work on it, all the straight line quilting had already been completed, So all I had to do was the free motion quilting and add the binding.

I started this quilt in December of 2012.
Last night I finished the quilting and this morning I added the binding.

I have made three Christmas quilts this year so far.
It feels good to use up my Christmas fabric and know
that I have three quilts ready to go for December.

I am linking up to Handmade Christmas.
This link party encourages us to make our Christmas gifts through out the year.

This quilt started out as 2.5 inch strips. I cut a couple from all of my Christmas fabrics then
I sewed one red and one green strip together to make a 4.5 inch wide long strip.
After that I cut a 4.5 inch white strip and placed it on top and sewed down both side making a tube.
I used A Bright Corner's tutorial on how to cute strip tubes and then had lots of fancy HST blocks.

I played around with the layout and took pictures of a few,
but finally ended up with what you see at the top.

Stripe tube piecing is a quick and easy way to make a Christmas quilt.
I just may make another and use the pinwheel layout.  I am really liking that one too.



  1. Your Christmas quilt is fabulous! I love tube sewing and was surprised you can get pinwheels and also the design you used-- I am definitely going to use your method! Thanks for sharing