I have one more secret sewing project to share this week that I made for my good friends at Moda Fabrics ;) And this was one of those super fun ones where the turn around is super fast (like fabric arrives on Monday Evening and quilt is mailed back on Thursday Evening :) And it's Christmas!!! I think my favorite Christmas Designer is Sweetwater, (I just love how they always incorporate black!!) so I was super excited to get to make their Starlite Sampler Quilt using their newest Christmas line, Red Barn Christmas!!!
And at first glance, this quilt looks like it is oh so much piecing, but never fear, all of those red and green adorable blocks are part of a panel!!! So really it's just some fussy cutting fun and then some Applique blocks!!! And you all know how I just love Applique ;) I finished these with machine stitching in black, and I just love how it adds to the charm of this quilt!!! Isn't it just so fun!!!
And when it came time to quilt it, I went all out!!! I stitched echoed paisley's in the border, wishbones in the sashing, and pebbles in the background of the applique blocks. Then on the panel blocks, I did some super fun custom quilting!!! Each block is quilted differently. I took inspiration from the shapes in the blocks and then just let the quilting take it away. Yup, the quilting took me longer than the piecing, but it was oh so worth it. It turned out so cute and I just love it!!
These are a few of my favorites. It didn't photograph well on the white, but you can see the design in the red and green. So fun!!!
And now, it is off to visit quilt shops so they can get pics and share all about this awesome quilt!!! And if you love this quilt just as much as I do, you guessed it . . . Fat Quarter Shop has a Kit already listed for it. (and that's my quilt in the picture :) It will be a bit of a wait as the fabric won't be available until June but you can add your email to be notified when it is available. And then you will be all set for Christmas in July!!!!