Monday, February 8, 2016

Holiday Quilt, part One

I realized during the holiday season that I no longer have a seasonal quilt for our bed.  I gave my red and green Baltimore album quilt to a friend many years ago, and she also picked out my smaller quilt that was green and red.  Everyone knows how much of a holiday fanatic she is, and I'm glad that she has these 2 quilts in her collection.  But, now I don't have any!

Sew Kind of Wonderful is a company that makes contemporary quilt designs and they also developed a quick curve ruler to go with their book and patterns.  I loved the look of "Chic Kisses" and thought it would be just the right pattern to make a holiday quilt for our bed.

I pulled out red, green, turquoise, white and gray fabrics from my stash for this quilt.  Here's a picture of the fabrics, and the stack of wedges that I cut in preparation for sewing.

Fabrics for this quilt
Wedges cut and ready to sew
It has been fun to sew the wedge pieces together and decide on the layout of colors for this quilt.  Look at how much space this has taken up on my design wall.  It covers the entire wall!

Holiday Chic Kisses in progress

I intended to make this quilt with fabric that I already had on hand.  Well, one thing led to another, and before I knew it, I was out to Fiddlesticks to buy the background and the solid colors I needed for the little wedges.  I'm so thankful for my local quilt shop and the friendly owner and staff.  What a gift for all of us to have these wonderful shops in our neighborhoods!

I hope you like the progress so far on this quilt.

1 comment:

  1. Love it! What an interesting pattern. Cheran is the best for sure!