Saturday, June 19, 2010

Christmas in June

I've been working on something...

I mentioned my special fabric.

And my fabric cutting anxiety.

But I finally made a plan I was happy with.  Want to see?

The blocks finished at 7.5".
So the quilt top looks like this.

The blue is not quite that vibrant IRL, but it does pop out from the other colors.
I had a larger piece of the red tone-on-tone snowflake material for backing, but when I decided to use it for the "ribbons", I needed something else for borders and backing.  (Hello Joann Fabric.)
I like the polka dots, though.  I think it works with the Mary Englebreit fabric.
I love the irregularity of the dots... looks like snow.

So I bought some black and used it for the backing, too!
And a few of the leftover scraps.

The picture is a bit fuzzy, but I really love how this came out!
Doesn't it feel like a snowy night?
(Okay, I know it's June, but try!)

And, in even better news... Wyatt's soccer coach is a professional quilter and I'm going to have her quilt it for me.  Woo-hoo!  I'd never priced out having someone else do the quilting, and when I found out how reasonable she is, it was a no-brainer.

Finished pics later...


melanie said...

So jealous! Love it ~ and the thought of a snowstorm ;-)

But really SO impressed!!! And you've only had this fabric for six months (less) ANd just began working with it last week, right? ~ amazing to me, really! People who DO their stuff are just amazing. =)

Off to a wedding ~ pray the driver stays awake! thanks ~ ♥ ~

Ann said...

Absolutely gorgeous! So refreshing to see something wintry on this hot, hot day. Can't wait to see the after pictures!

leah said...

Awesome! That is so beautiful- I can't wait to see the finished, quilted product!

Choate Family said...

When I grow up, I want to quilt just like you!

The dB family said...

Julie, this is wonderful!! It is absolutely stunning! You are a very talented quilter! It will be so fun for you to get this out again as the Christmas season inevitably will approach again.


Organizing Mommy said...

Ah, you picked my favorite colors--thanks.. I'll be expecting it in the mail soon.. LOL.

Great job. and YES how awesome that you buy fabric and actually DO stuff with it. A new thought.

Organizing Mommy said...

Oh, and just so you know, I like this one the best.