Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Jellyroll Christmas Quilt

I have finished my Christmas Quilt today, although with the rotten cold I have there is a sniff rather than the more usual love in each stitch!  It was a straightforward pattern from a Fabric Freedom "Spirit of Christmas" jellyroll that I bought at Harrogate in September.  There was a good range of fabrics in the jellyroll, I omitted the ones that had too much blue in and also left out a couple of black with silver strips that I didn't think went with my design.

Each block was made up of three full length strips stitched together, trimmed to size and then topped or bottomed with a strip in gold and creams fabrics.

I arranged the blocks so I was happy with them, added a narrow gold border, a pieced 2" border made with the remaining strips and finally a wider gold border.  The binding is made with the leftover bits from the original piecing of three long strips.  No waste!

I handquilted the central area with a holly leaf design which doesn't show up very well on the patterned fabrics - you can actually see it more clearly on the back (but I have a few tucks so I'm not showing you that!)  I used one of my machine stitches, a pretty star to quilt the narrow gold border.  I've joined in with  SewCalGirl  who is having a virtual Christmas quilt show so do go over there and have a look at some great Christmas projects.  I hope you like it and "Happy Christmas" to all my readers and fellow quilting bloggers.


  1. Your quilt looks great Liz Thanks for showing us how you did it:0D And just in time for Christmas snuggles! Hope you have a wonderful Christmas too!

  2. Your quilt turned out great. Nice fabrics.

  3. I really like it! Very festive...MERRY CHRISTMAS!

  4. Your quilt looks great, really Christmassy. Thank you for sharing. It's given me that extra little push I need to get mine finished!

  5. Good job & finished just in time, Liz!

  6. What a lovely quilt that is and enjoy the Virtual Show....I love the pattern that you used and the fabrics are lovely.

  7. Your quilt came out beautiful! I love the colors you chose.

    Thank you for sharing


  8. Delightful Christmas quilt. The design also looks like it would be fun to make.

    Thanks for sharing your beautiful quilt in my Virtual Christmas Quilt Show. Random drawing for prizes on December 25th. You can even get a chance to winning a prize by voting for your favorite quilt in this show!


  9. You are so right! Ours do have a similar look~ how fun! I hope you are over that cold and feeling better. :-)


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