Monday, January 12, 2015

Quilt of the Week -- Mom's Christmas quilt

Have you ever made a quilt that you love so much it hurts to give away?  I just made one like that, and I knew it was the perfect quilt for my mom.

I finished the binding in a hotel room, so here is the oh-so-dark photo of it on a hotel bed:


And the backing:


I pieced this entirely from my scraps.  I used:

(448) 5-inch squares for the top
(64) 10 1/2" squares for the backing
300 inches of leftover red and green binding strips
I found a volunteer to hold it up in the parking lot for a better chance of showing the true colors:


I tried for a close-up of the quilting, too:


When will it be spring so I can take decent photos of quilts again???

4 comments:

A Nudge said...

What a gorgeous scrap quilt! You surely made a dent in your stash. I had one of those quilts - I made it for my daughter, but when finish I was so in love with it. I did give it to her. It now hangs in her family room.

barbara woods said...

love your quilt

Doreen Auger said...

Gor-gee-ous!!!! I love the mix of shades of reds and greens---the whole quilt, AND quilting, is awesome!!!!!

Bonnie said...

A wonderful job. I like the play of the scrap colors. I hope there are a lot of memories in there also.