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Sunday, August 12, 2012

I've been in a Christmas sewing mood lately  This pattern is Peppermint Swirls by Fig Tree Quilts.  I used scraps to make the blocks and purchased Moda Bella Solids for the setting and borders.  This has to be one of my favorite quilts, and I hope to have it quilted in time for Christmas.



See these sweet little skiers on this fabric?  I'm not sure how old this piece is.  I bought some years ago and used it sparingly because I loved the shade of red, and the skiers are just so stinking cute.  My friend NancyP heard me talk about how much I loved this fabric, and she pulled a piece from her stash and gave it to me.  I hung onto it for a long time to be sure that it went into a project that I would love and keep.  I found a winner!


And even sweeter is that later on NancyP found the same print only with a black background and also gave that piece to me.  As soon as I post this, I'm heading back to my sewing room because I've found another project; and that piece will be perfect in it. 

And on a side note, I use a lot of Moda fabrics in my quilts; the quality is outstanding.  However, I was really disappointed with the Bella Solids.  I found that they frayed super easy.  I won't be buying this line of fabric again.

9 comments:

Dora, the Quilter said...

That is a very pretty Christmas quilt. I'm eager to see it quilted, as you are, I imagine.

Thanks for commenting on Bella solids. I've not used any, and I wondered how they compared to Kona solids.

Melanie said...

Love the Christmas Twist... Beautiful-- and ahead of schedule.

Sue said...

What a beautiful quilt, Mary! I am sure you will get this quilted in time for Christmas too!

Thelma said...

Oh, I love your Christmas quilt! Thanks for the close up your favorite print! I've noticed the same thing about the Bella Solids, but then they do only run $7 per yard. I would prefer to pay more to get the same quality as their designer prints.

Gumbo Lily said...

Look at you go! Already, you have a Christmas quilt top stitched up. Lovely. I like the skier too.

Linda said...

I LOVE your Christmas quilt!!!! That pattern is perfect for a gorgeous green, red and white quilt.

Quilt Hollow said...

What a FANTASTIC quilt!

helen said...

I have the same cute skier fabric in black had for a while as well. Waiting for the perfect quilt

AnnieFloribunda said...

wow! that's absolutely beautiful - made me feel all Christmassy!! Annie