Friday, February 24, 2017

Out of Season

Once I finished up this year's Valentine's pillow I moved on to the next thing.  Never mind that it's February, I needed something quick and easy and this Sugarplums flimsy was at the top of the UFO pile.

 Last summer in a fit of optimism inspired by the Christmas in July blog hop hosted by Confessions of a Fabric Addict I dug up these Candy Christmas charm packs from my stash and started playing.  With visions of sugarplums I paired them up with the pin dots for the sashing and corner stones.  Great minds think alike, Diary of a Quilter made an almost identical version using the same technique I used.  Amy's Quick Cornerstone tutorial is awesome so I won't bore you with the details.  Inspired again I hoped to get this basted and quilted in time for Christmas but I was thwarted by the batting and it went back in the UFO stack.

In between snowstorms I made a run to Joann's for a pillow form and decided to suck it up and buy batting there also.  I almost always use Quilter's Dream Orient in my quilts but settled for the Warm and Natural they carry.  And then, in a twinkling, I got this one basted and started quilting.

I stuck with my theme of keeping it simple and just quilted on the diagonal thru the squares.  By the time I'd finished Season 1 of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend it was ready for a binding...

Stripes of course;-)  And I had to go with this Cookie Recipe fabric for the backing - so perfect.

Playing along with this week's Finish it Up Friday by Crazy Mom Quilts.

Quilt Stats:

Finished quilt is 42" x 48"
Fabrics: Candy Christmas charm packs, Swiss Dots, and Cookie Recipe from Cozy Christmas all by Riley Blake.
Batting: Warm and Natural.
Thread: 50 wt. Aurifil in  Natural White (2021).


  1. This is just darling. Sometimes the only way to get these seasonal projects done is to do them 6 months in advance!

  2. I love it!!! I especially love the backing and binding!! I am doing a pink stripe backing on my quilt now!

  3. Out of season it may be - but it looks wonderful. And is all ready now for next Christmas!