Now it's finally time to post my daughter's Christmas Quilt!
Yes, I certainly wish I'd gotten both her's and my son's quilts done before Christmas Eve so that I could've taken pics and posted while we were all still in that post-Christmas glow. But I figure, why not do it now, even if all the Valentine's stuff is already hitting the shelves! Why not, right? So here it is. And I have to say, I totally dig it.
Even the sideways panel strip on the back. Just didn't have enough of the old-fashioned Rudolph print to put it the other way. And just didn't realize I could've put the strip going the other way too -- until it was too late. Doh! Oh well.
I have some wonky quilting going on. Just enough to keep things together.
I wanted this to be a really cozy, thick quilt. One that my daughter could snuggle up with in the years to come. I did the turn-it-inside out method and then sewed a 1" line around the edges for a binding look. It turned out, that respect, just how I wanted it too. Never mind that it was also super quick!
The blocks were 9"x9". I had tons of fun putting the creative juices to work for this part. I also found this book really helpful in this stage of the game.
The finished quilt ended up being 46"x56". A good lap size or toddler bed size, I've found.
Looking forward to many more Christmases wrapped up with this one. And my little munchkin.
Linking up with Canoe Ridge Creations and Fabric Tuesday at Quilt Story!