Monday, January 16, 2012

Christmas in January!

Here I am again with another finish!  Actually, you saw this back on my design wall a few weeks ago.  I tried hard to finish it for Christmas but didn't quite get there.  At least I'll finally have a bed quilt for next Christmas and be way ahead of the game!
The pattern is called Roll On by Brenda and Bonnie Bailey from the book Piece of Pie.  I used Basic Grey's Fruitcake for the fabric.  Here it is on the bed in our guest suite.  I quilted it with Quilter's Dream Wool batting which I absolutely love!  The quilting lends just the right amount of loft and warmth and the stitches sink right into the quilt sandwich!
Here is the back.  A very dear friend gifted me some extra Fruitcake - enough to make matching pillow cases!  I'll be sure and show them to you once I finish making them.

Can you tell what color thread I used for the quilting?  I'm sure you can't!  Believe it or not it is a bright green Isacord.  For some reason it just doesn't show up in photos very well - could be because it sinks in so nicely!  I was a tad hesitant to use it, but it turns out to be the perfect color!

Here is a closeup on a red block - if you click the photo you might be able to see a bit better.  Sorry about the pieces of schmutz here and there - I never notice them until I look at the photos closely!

Next up I'll be quilting my little quilt from Temecula Quilt Company.  Also, I taught my first quilting class on Saturday!  I had a great time!  Only two of the 4 gals signed up showed up which means we had a lot of quality time (and fun) together.  We finish the quilt top next Saturday when I'll be sure to show you some pictures.  What are we making?  Why one of Stephanie's designs - Barefoot in the Park!  Be sure to visit Stephanie today - she is debuting another of her fantastic creations!

14 comments:

Stephanie said...

Gorgeous! You won't want to leave your bedroom next Christmas it'll be so pretty and cozy. Looking forward to seeing your matching pillowcases. I'm thrilled to hear about your Barefoot class.

Lynn said...

What a perfect quilt for Christmas. You'll want to take it out of the guest room and have where you can look at it all the time. Choosing thread color is always a bit dicey. It looks like you hit the nail on the head with your selection.

Barb said...

I love it!!!

Sue said...

What a beautiful Christmas quilt ! I love your choice of quilting thread ! PERFECT!

Me and My Stitches said...

Another awesome finish! Very nice and you are way ahead of the game for next Christmas.

Quilt Hollow said...

Candace this is one FUN quilt!!! I haven't heard of that book before...I wished the link would have shown more inside photos.

Christine said...

Love your Fruitcake quilt ... the quilting is lovely.

Ulla said...

Beautiful quilt! You seem to finish quilts just like that ...

Kaaren said...

Define schmutz, please! Tee hee.

Another beautiful finish, Candace. That's one thing I don't have...a Christmas quilt. I must fix that for next Christmas.

AnnieO said...

Love the pinwheels! Congrats on teaching a class--how fun. I just ordered the Barefoot in the Park pattern yesterday--along with String Beans!

Lisa D. said...

That's very cute! I think the thread color is perfect, too.

Carrie P. said...

Gorgeous quilt and quilting. Congrats on your finish.
Glad you enjoyed your classes.
Take your camera and show us what fabrics the ladies used. Please!

Linda said...

Oh, Candace, Your quilt is gorgeous!!!! I love how the green Isacord looks!!!! Perfect thread for your gorgeous quilt!!

Mary said...

What a beautiful quilt. Your quilting is beautiful also. Great Job!