Wednesday, September 17, 2014

A little holiday sewing {a finished project}


I’m not sure what exactly motivated me to get hopping on some holiday sewing, but recently I’ve started a few fall & winter projects and have one all finished to share today!  Maybe it’s that reality has set in and I know I need lots more time to finish everything I want to, so I’m getting a head start?

More free motion quilting and even some feathers of sorts (my first ever!!!).


The fabrics are all from my stash—the quilter’s linen (not actual linen, but quilting cotton) is by Robert Kaufman.  The green polka dots is from that awesome shopping trip in Maine from earlier this year.  I thought it was Amy Butler or Kaffe Fassett, but it happens to be by Hoodie, not sure who exactly that is!  And all the low volume background prints are from my stash.


The backing is an Aunt Grace polka dot from years and years ago.  It is from one of the very first quilts I ever made—back before I even had a blog.  That was when I thought you really needed 5 1/2 yards of fabric to back a twin sized quilt.  Ha ha, how times have changed!!!  


And the binding is the same, from a box of bindings I made years and years ago before I started making my binding slightly larger (usually I cut it 2.75 inches wide).  Many of the 2.5” squares came from my scrap box.


I’m counting this as scrap project #3 of 52. 


Have you started any holiday sewing?  Do tell!


  1. Your quilt and quilting is just beautiful. Oh boy I have not started making any gifts yet.

  2. I like the scrap trees! I could probably do something like this. Would you like to practice your quilting on some of my quilts? LOL!

  3. Very very beautiful quilt and quilting!

    (And no, I didn´t even start sewing with fall motives yet and am faaaaar away from holiday sewing) ;-)

  4. I really like that runner, Jamie, and your quilting looks beautiful on it. Nice Christmas project!!

  5. Great job on the quilting! It's beautiful. I haven't started my holiday sewing... I have so much going on at work these days, I have a hard time getting to my sewing machine. Problem is quilting is my stress relief, so not good at all!

  6. this is really sweet, and I love your quilting.

  7. Holiday sewing??? I wish! I still have my Christmas quilt from last year still basted, just waiting to be quilted. I should get on that sometime soon. I'm actually sewing an autumn quilt but it's not for me. Your quilting is looking pretty awesome! And those trees are so dang cute!

  8. Love the little tree runner,and that quilting is Sweet! No holiday sewing yet,but I did manage a bit of fall sewing this week,yay!

  9. I've thought about holiday sewing. Does that count?

  10. No holiday sewing for me yet. I can't believe we are coming up on the end of September, yikes! Your trees are outstanding! That free motion quilting is AMAZING :-)

  11. I love tree quilts! You are on the ball! My favorite part about this is the low volume background.

  12. Good on you for starting the holiday sewing early, it'll be Christmas before we know it. Your table runner is really sweet, gorgeous fabrics and a fun design. Awesome quilting too!

  13. Very cute! I love the polkas on the backing--so cheery! And I think it's great that you are already getting on Christmas sewing. Is that really coming soon???


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