Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Now I just need a Chimney

I finished piecing this top this week.  This is Christmas quilt number two of four, four Christmas  quilts for gifts being my goal for 2016.  I'm now looking for my next Christmas pattern but don't intend to start it for at least a couple of months.  I am open to suggestions for a pattern for Christmas quilt number 3. 

This is Lifetime Quilt Number 177
It finished at 74" x 81"
It has approximately 252 pieces.
The fabric is an assortment of Christmas lines by Kate Spain for Moda.
The pattern is By the Chimney by Lella Boutique.

I enjoyed every minute I spent working on this quilt.  I took this picture on a gloomy rainy day,  it looks so much more festive in person.

And while we're on the subject of holiday projects and gifts, have you seen this free pattern being offered by the Fat Quarter Shop?

I intend to make several, and think you should too!   Click here for details.


  1. That's a great Christmas finish. I'm thinking of doing a Christmas quilt as well..and had thought to try a red and green great granny square.I've seen one on Pinterest and love the look. It would be lovely to do several for gifts as you are doing ,but I have to be realistic and hope I can achieve one .I am also making the sweet Halloween runner...maybe I'll be able to make more than one of those for gifts. It's such a great pattern and so generous of the designer to offer it free :)

  2. Can't believe you already finished your quilt top! It looks amazing and I love the red print you used for the border.
    Yes, I plan to make the tablerunner but first I need to quilt my Candy Cottages top. And play catch up with my Splendid Sampler blocks.

  3. This stocking quilt is completely adorable!! I love it! :)

  4. Yeah! I have been anxious to see the stockings completed! It's really cute Thelma! I'm bouncing between holidays also! Never too early to get a handle on those! Are your Christmas quilts going to be gifts?

  5. Congratulations, Thelma! I love this one.

  6. Beautiful! Have you seen Lorna Mahon's ugly sweater quilt? It is adorable.

  7. Thelma, your stocking quilt turned out so well! (No surprise, there, you do such lovely work.) So . . . your blog post title: wouldn't that be a great name for your quilt??!

  8. This pattern "feels" similar to me:
    Love seeing your work - beautiful!

  9. Love your Christmas stockings! Your fabrics are so yummy!

  10. omigawd - the ugly sweater quilt (Lorna Mahon) that Shasta suggested is hil-freakin-arious! i just might hafta buy that one myself ... really, really cute stockings, Thelma!


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