Friday, July 14, 2017

Forever Green - Christmas in July!!!

This last January I was super excited to get to make a special Christmas quilt sample for the fabulous folks at Moda.  I just loving making Christmas quilts because you just can't help but get into a festive spirit, regardless of what time of year it is!!!  And now, I am super excited to get to share this quilt for Christmas in July!!!

This quilt design uses Holly Taylor's Forever Green Fabric line and the quilt pattern is also called Forever Green and it can be found in Antler Quilt Designs' (aka Doug Leko) new book Winterlude.  I just love the way Doug designed this specifically for the Forever Green panel, those little winter scenes just pop in this quilt!!! 

And this quilt goes together super fast and is so much fun to whip up!!!  It finishes up at 63"x 79" so it is great for snuggling up in front of a fire with.    It is a great quilt for a "Christmas in July" project because you can have the top done in no time and then you have a good 5 months to get it quilted ;)     I just love all of the vertical and horizontal lines, it really gives the quilt so much great movement.  

And goodness, did I have some fun quilting all of those fun strips.  I decided to play with three great "border" fillers that worked so great in the lines.  I did a simple Hills and Valleys line, some Ribbon Candy, and some Loopy Figure 8's.   And then for the borders I did some pebbling and some echoed paisleys.  And best of all, I used Gold Thread!!!!   It is So Fine Gold Chain and I just love the way it gives it that extra Christmas shine :)

And talk about some super texture goodness!!!  I just love how all of the fun different quilting designs came together to create so much happy Christmas goodness in the quilting :)  It just makes me smile!!!

And the super fun thing about this quilt, Fat Quarter Shop is currently offering a Forever Green Quilt Kit and guess who's quilt they used as a sample!!!!  Yup, that's my Forever Green in those pics :)  So fun!!!  Be sure to pop on over and check it out if you are in need of a quick Christmas in July pick me up :)

And that is it for my Forever Green Christmas in July finish!!!  I am so glad that I got to make this fun quilt up for Moda and can't wait to wrap up with it this Christmas.  And hey, I am in such a Christmas mood now, maybe I will just go listen to some favorite Christmas Tunes!!!   Yup, I am one of those crazies that like to listen to Christmas Music all year round!!!
Hope you have a very Happy Quilting Weekend and maybe a little Christmas in July in your neck of the woods ;)

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  1. Oh I really like this quilt, I need to buy some Christmas Fabric!

  2. beautiful quilting! love the fabrics also...great quilt in all


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