On the 3rd of December I decided that I needed a Christmas quilt top for the quilt frame in my living room – to be finished by the 9th of December. So can you do a 80×80 quilt top in 6 ½ days?
Normally that would be a definite no. That week I had three work free days so I decided to give it a try. I did seven+ hours of sewing on those with after work sewing on the others. That much sewing was not only crazy but also quite tiresome. But I am proud of the achievement, the quilt top was finished just in time :)
The tutorial is by Amy Smart @diaryofaquilter. It is a fast and fun block to piece and it is rather “big” so that also helped.
As much as I love my Aviatrix that is my normal quilt on the frame. I am really happy how the seasonal “decoration” helped. Christmas decorations with a fun spring/ summer colored quilt just didn’t feel right for me.
I just ordered batting to start quilting it early on in 2018. So maybe that won’t be a last minute thing?
Now I do definitely need quilts for all the “seasons”, right? At least Halloween :)
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This top is so cheerful. I love the colors and the wonky tree design. Good work to make it up so quickly. Even though it is not yet quilted, the top looks great on your wall! Merry Christmas!
Phew. Wow, Mel, dein Tempo macht mich atemlos. =) Der Quilt ganz wundervoll geworden und sieht da an der Wand atemberaubend aus. Fröhliche Weihnachten.
Der ist super schön! Passt definitiv auch sehr gut da an die Wand und ab und zu brauchts auch etwas Abwechslung, nicht?!
Wow! Great job on getting the quilt done so quickly. I loved how it turned out, and yes you should make seasonal quilts to be hung, just do not do it so last minute next time.
Quite impressive for a 6 day quilt top… but I suppose you wouldn’t have it any other way. Now we both just have to quilt all the tops we are collecting – ha!