Robyn the Christmas Quilt


I am so excited to introduce Robyn to you today. I love this quilt!! I had so much fun working on this quilt. Fun for multiple reasons: the un-traditional Christmas colors, the specialized quilting, the new-to-me QAYG technique, and the embellishments.


This quilt started as a BOM from Fat Quarter Shop. The BOM was based on a book called Christmas Favorites by Nancy Halvorsen. She also designed the fabric line that was used. Of course she already has a new Christmas line out which is equally as fabulous!

robyns bits

I decided to quilt each block uniquely or as the block called for. I’m not sure what professionals call that but I call it INTIMIDATING. I knew the only way that would work for me was to do each block before it is sewn to the others or QAYG. They’re not perfect  and please don’t look at the back but I am in love with this quilt!!! I will show you the back (from a distance so you can see how it sort of looks like patchwork quilt but since it will be hung on a wall it doesn’t really matter:

robyns back

When it came time to put the blocks together I turned to the extremely talented Mari of The Quilting Edge. She has some amazing tutorials for QAYG (and many other things). I chose the one with narrow strips (I think I will use the wide strip tutorial for my #2013swoon quilt). She made this quilt possible!!

robyns embellishments

Oh and then the embellishments sort of tip the scale on this quilt!! I love the buttons & the bows! So adorable! I feel like I am tooting my own horn but in reality I didn’t design – just followed the super-cute instructions and ended up with the beauty!!

robyn swinging

Quilt Stats

Name: Robyn
Made for: My wall during Christmas (can’t wait)
Fabric: Nancy’s Christmas Favorites by Nancy Halvorsen
Thread: Various 
Batting: Scraps
Size: 57″ x 72″
Quilting: FMQ 
Pattern: from book Christmas Favorites by Nancy Halvorsen

EDITED TO ADD: This is part of my Q3 2013 Finish A Long Plan of Attack and therefore I am linking up as a Q3 2013 finish.

2013 button



18 Comment

  1. What a fun quilt. You did a great job.

  2. Very fun and Christmassy and a gret ine for the wall after thanksgiving.

  3. I’d forgotten all about that one, well done on getting it finished!

  4. Beautiful festive quilt! Great job on all that quilting.

  5. Oh Rhonda! it’s so very awesome! the sweetest ! if you ever get tired of it, I could give it a new loving home

  6. I love the way it turned out! I have 2 1/2 blocks done and need to get busy so we can use it this year 🙂

  7. Ho Ho Ho!!! Christmas is in the air!!!!

  8. Hi Robyn *waves* Now can you persuade your maker not to mention the ‘C’ word for another 2 months please? Thank you…

  9. I love it – that is Sew Cute!! I am going to try the QAYG method one of these days, seems like it would be a good way to break up a quilting job – it certainly worked beautifully for you! 🙂

  10. Very nice work. I wouldn’t have even realized it was a QAYG if you didn’t mention it. I’m used some different QAYG methods and really like it.

  11. Ooo, love those colors.

  12. Very pretty. It will look great on your wall during the Christmas season.

  13. So cute! the colors are great and the deer looks so gorgeous! Now I am ready for Christmas

  14. What a fun quilt and she will look so great on your wall for the holidays! If it were me I would hang her up now, I sort of love Christmas stuff. Marianne is so great, I have yet to try this technique her way but her quilts sure look fantastic in person so I am sure yours does too.

  15. WOW this is fantastic. You are so right the buttons and bows really add a punch. A good punch.

  16. Thanks for the link to the Quilting Edge. Thinking I may just try the QAYG technique when I complete all of my Swoon blocks. I didn’t know this option existed, but of course it does.

  17. WOW!!! It’s gorgeous. It is so cheery and fun.

  18. This looksgreat – lovely bright colours too for Christmas.

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