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Friday, July 29, 2011

Christmas in July

For once I'm ahead of the game by having a Christmas project done in time for Christmas. This small quilt was made from a bundle of precuts that my cousin Audrey gave me last year for my birthday. The fabric is Fancy Hill Farm by Robin Pandolph. The pattern is Country Charm from Blackbird Designs' Country Inn book.



And look at this ruffle! It was a bugger to put on, but I love the look and will probably try to ruffle another small quilt sometime. Those Blackbird girls have the best ideas.

I've been machine quilting some of my quilt tops lately. The better tops and ones that I will give as gifts will go to the quilter for sure, but it's nice to finish up one by myself now and then.

20 comments:

Brandie said...

It looks wonderful! That ruffle is a cute idea.

Julia said...

Great job! I'm loving the ruffle too!

Susan said...

Love the ruffled edge! Did you sew the layers together wrong sides together and turn it or did you attach the ruffle after it was quilted?

anneke said...

That will be a precious gift at Christmas! Love it.

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Linda said...

Love the ruffle! They can be a pain...but I sure like the look!

Audrey said...

Beautiful quilt!! You constantly inspire me!

Linda said...

So pretty!! Good for you for being ahead! I love the ruffled edge!! The quilting looks awesome too. Very complimentary to the quilt!

Sue said...

Mary, the quilt is gorgeous and I love those fabrics. I myself love the ruffle :) So sweet !

Hope all is well in your neck of the woods!
Hugs,
Sue

Quilts Sew Shabby said...

Beautiful quilt and love the fabrics! The ruffle does add a lot to the overall effect ... I'm rather glad to hear you thought it was a bugger to put on ... I've done this, too, and totally agree it isn't easy, fast or particularly fun. Besides, can you imagine sleeping under it ... the ruffles would tickle your face all night (lol)! If I ever do them again, I think I'll just do three sides and leave the top unruffled.

Leann said...

Well I'm cheering you on! Love the beautiful work and the fact that you are preparing for Christmas NOW!

You go girl!
Leann

Angie Berry said...

Just beautiful Mary, love the colors and the design!

Barb said...

Sweet quilt...the ruffle is adorable on it! I am trying to catch up with blog reading, after being away for the days at Quilt Odyssey, it seems like I missed a lot in blogland! Have a good week, are you getting rain, we need it badly! Blessings to you and yours my friend, from my part of PA!

Gmama Jane said...

I just discovered your blog via Hanging on by a Thread and Needle. Love your beautiful quilting.
Have you visited http://sewwequilt.blogspot.com?? My favorite quit blog. Go Check it out. Madame Samm is the keeper of the blog and your ruffle made me think of her...she loves everything with a ruffle on it!!
Blessings
Gmama Jane
P.S. Come visit me at my blog
http://grandmamasstories.blogspot.com
I have 3 children and 5 grandchildren and am a retired teacher down here in the HOT south, Alabama!

Debbie said...

Love the ruffle on the quilt. I don't see those very often. Also, the header picture is beautiful! Hope you are taking care of things over yonder way and getting some rain. Get your group to pray for us. We need the prayers and the rain. Good to touch base with you again, Mary.

K @ Aurora Blythe said...

The ruffled edging was definitely worth the trouble. Such a unique and lovely finishing touch! Bet you cannot wait until Christmas now ;-)

Gumbo Lily said...

Look at you go! Quilts in July for Christmas!

Siobhan said...

Great job! I love the fabric that you used. The ruffle looks like a nice touch--and kudos to you for being ahead of the game for Christmas!

Amy Kinser said...

Gorgeous quilt! The ruffle around the edge is wonderful. I cannot even imagine making something like that.

Good for you being ahead of the game!!

Mandi @ Finding Home said...

I'd love a quilt with a ruffle!! Hint, hint. :)