Christmas Quilt

Last year’s Christmas quilt is finally finished! If you’re not quite ready to immerse yourself in Christmas cheer quite yet then look away now.

simple christmas quilt

FINALLY. This is probably the most simple quilt that I’ve ever made but due to it’s seasonality, there was no chance of me working on it in months that never dipped below 4 degrees. Why was it so easy? well for a start the only shapes involved are 4.5inch squares all sewed together in straight rows. The most difficult part of this project was figuring out the square placement which was a bit of a headache considering the bat-shit-craziness of the fabrics – all purchased from various dubious sellers on eBay.

simple christmas quilt

I use the term quilt very loosely. I used my cheats method of free-motion quilting on this project which took out about 70% of the work. You can read more about that here.

simple christmas quilt cheat free motion quilting

Finally, I bound all the edges with simple fold-over bias tape which was also saved a lot of time and effort. I even tried doing mitred corners and semi-successfully sewed one! It’s pretty wonky but it really doesn’t bother me at all.

simple christmas quilt

So that’s the first official Christmas-themed piece of decoration out in my house. In less than a week I’ll have my tree up and I can’t tell you how much joy that thought brings me. Tis the season to go bat-shit for Christmas!

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