Friday, December 14, 2018

Christmas in Suburbia - A Quick Quilts Quilt!!!

I have been so excited to share this finish and it is just perfect for this month!!  This is Christmas in Suburbia.  I have had this design in my mind for so long, it is just thrilling to see it in real life.   It's a modern take on Suburbia, (just like the Salt Lake suburbs I grew up in ;)  and I just love the idea of doing in in Christmas!!!

And the great thing is, it is so super fun and fast to make.   So you could still totally make one in time for Christmas!!!   All you need is a Layer Cake  of your favorite Christmas fabrics, and away you go.   A few stitch and flip corners later and a bit of straight piecing, and you are done :)   And it finishes at 53" x 68 1/2" so it is a great size to snuggle up with in front of the fireplace with a cup of hot chocolate and a good book ;)    The pattern for this quilt can be found in this month's edition of Fons and Porter's Quilting Quickly.

And I just love the stylized shots that the magazine takes.  Doesn't that just make you want to jump in to that picture and snuggle up!!!

For this quilt, I used Overnight Delivery by Sweetwater for Moda Fabrics. My all time favorite Christmas line was Countdown to Christmas by Sweetwater so when I saw that they were bringing back that same feel and color scheme for Overnight Delivery and adding some fun buffalo checks, I knew it was the perfect line for this quilt!!!    And it really is, I think the splashes of black and text just adds to that whole suburbia feel ;)

When it came time to quilt it, I wanted to have is snowing in the suburbs, so I quilted a fun wavy line for a breeze and then added some snowflakes in it so it gives the feel of a wintry flurry.  I just love how it turned out, and the black buffalo check on the binding was the perfect way to finish the quilt :)

So that's Christmas in Suburbia.  And I hope you just love it as much as I do ;)   And if you make your own Christmas in Suburbia I would love to see it.  You can email me a picture at, post it to social media with #happyquiltingwithmc  or or add it to my flickr group here ;)  I can't wait to see your Christmas in Subrubia Quilts!!!

Have a Happy Quilting Weekend.

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  1. Great quilt - congrats on the magazine publish!

  2. So simple - yet very stunning in design. Love this! Need to look for this - congrats on having it published :)!!


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