Saturday, July 24, 2010

Christmas in July... Finally Done!

I know, I've mentioned this before.

It's finally finished!
Get a good look, and then I'm packing it away until Christmas ;D


and back.

The fabric is The Caroler, by Mary Engelbreit,
and the border and backing (polka dots!) are from Jo-Ann.

This one took a little longer because for the first time
I actually paid to have it quilted by a Real Quilter -
a friend of mine who makes quilts and does custom quilting,
and about the time she finished with the quilting,
we were having a few hot days and there was 
 I was going to sit around with a heavy quilt on my lap.
I'd probably sweat on it.

She did a great job.
I always love the way washing a quilt brings out
all those happy little wrinkles :D

Here's a close-up.

And with some leftovers, I made this table runner.

And then I put all my sewing stuff AWAY.
But my fingers are itching to make something else...


Cutzi said...

Beautiful Julie! You are totally feeding my quilting itch... do you think it's catchy?

Herding Grasshoppers said...


And thanks, Cutzi :D

The dB family said...

Julie, you do beautiful work! Aren't you finding it hard to put it away even though it's a Christmas quilt?