It's day 2 for my Christmas in July sharing!! I was thrilled when my good friends at Moda Fabrics asked if I would whip up a Holly Jolly Santa by Urban Chiks quilt!!! I mean, how can you not love that giant Santa panel!!!!
Working with panels is always so fun!! Especially big ones like this, because it means your borders are going to be incredibly fun to piece :) And they were indeed!!! How cute is that pieced Christmas Plaid featuring prints from the Holly Jolly fabric line. Just so festive and the perfect way to frame up Santa :)
And I actually spent more time quilting it, than I did piecing it!!! I was asked to custom quilt this, and I can tell you, that intimidated me right off the bat. I have never quilted "a person" before, and was a little unsure where to start. But I put on my big girl pants and went to work. I just worked on one detail at a time, each time choosing a basic filler that I could free motion quilt . . . and can I just say . . . .I love, love, love the way this Santa turned out in all his quilty goodness!!!
And now Santa is off visting quilt shops, and I will have to wait for him to make his way back to my home, it will be just like he is bringing me a present ;) But you don't have to wait!!! Holly Jolly fabrics are shipping now and Fat Quarter Shop has a Holly Jolly Santa Kit already available. The Kit has a panel option for a Santa White or Santa Black, so awesome!!! So get your Christmas in July sewing on and whip up your own Holly Jolly Santa!!!
Melissa, your quilting just finishes this sweet quilt perfectly!ReplyDelete
Great job!! Love the quilting.ReplyDelete
Super cute Melissa! Your custom quilting is beautiful!ReplyDelete
Santa came out so darn cute. The quilting is fantastic. I have this panel but have been undecided as to how to do the borders. Thank you for sharing.ReplyDelete
What a cute quilt - and I love your pieced border!! At first I thought it was a pre-printed fabric and that you had gotten everything lined up so perfectly at the corners. Either way it is adorable and your quilting accentuates it perfectly. Well done!ReplyDelete