Christmas Sewing Done! (Part II)

Posted in: Handmade Holiday, Show and Tell — By on December 26, 2011 6:57 AM

In September I set a goal to make two quilts in time for Christmas — I already posted the first one a few weeks ago because I was so excited, but the second one is for my brother and his girlfriend who are both hip to the Facebook and Twitter, so I didn’t want to take any chances of them seeing it early.

Their living room is all blue and white, so I wanted to make a quilt that would work in that space.  I took my inspiration from a zig zaggy cushion they have and came up with this:

I was nervous that the colours would be too loud and that the fabrics would contrast too much, but I really like how it turned out. That bright blue is one of my favourite colours to sew with because it seems to make everything else pop!

This is the first time I haven’t stitched-in-the-ditch with my quilting seams, and I love the result.  It didn’t take any more time to quilt in a zig zag pattern than it would have to do a straight line.

I used a vintage sheet for the backing and rolled up the edges to make a binding. This was a really quick way to finish the quilt, and was handy for covering areas that were a bit wonky. I love how the geometric pattern works with the design of the quilt!

This quilt was really fun to make and a good opportunity to use a mix of contrasting fabrics. Be sure to check out our zig zag quilt tutorial to see how I pieced the top!

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