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!
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:
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!!
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!!
Quilt StatsName: 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