On the eve of Christmas Eve, I got a call from my long arm quilter, Dawn at the Sewing Basket, she had a quilt all done and ready to come home, Sassy Toulouse!!
The pattern is Toulouse by Miss Rosie's Quilt Company and the fabric is Maison de Noel by 3 Sisters for Moda.
I finished this quilt back in February, it sure was a wonderful addition to my holiday weekend fun to be able to enjoy this quilt. Christmas Eve I was snuggled under this quilt on the red couch watching it snow. What a perfect way to break in a Christmas quilt!
After working on this project for a couple of weeks, the red and cream background fabric started to overwhelm me, but once the top was all pieced, I warmed up to it and thought it gave the quilt a sassy Christmassy feel.
Well the background is still red, but absence has made the heart grow fonder, I really like it, the quilt shouts Christmas.
I love this pattern and the fabric is one of my most favorites, it will be hard to only have this quilt out on my red couch the month of December. The pattern went together so easily, I'm considering making another one, I think it would look good in Bliss, or some Fig Tree or Kansas Troubles fabric.....well, really, any fabric would look great with this pattern!
The quilting is a custom job, a nice amount of quilting in the center blocks, borders and flying geese. Running down the center of each Goose in the Pond block is a loopy Christmas Tree pattern in gold thread.
It's very subtle, and really hard to pick out in this picture, but I think it was a clever addition, a little Christmas surprise.
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Sassy Toulouse finished at 75 X 75, has approximately 1561 pieces, and is Lifetime Quilt #55.
To read more about this project, select Quilt #55 from my Lifetime Quilt list on the right.