Christmas Gift Exchange Finished

Finished quilt draped
Time was on my side this year and I managed to finish my sister's (eldest) gift exchange quilt in time for our Christmas Eve get together.  She was a happy recipient of her present and began using it immediately.

Finished quilt flat
I was happy with this project as well.  This was my first time piecing with hexagons and triangles that were cut using my Accuquilt and I must say, sewing with precisely cut pieces makes for quick and easy sewing.

Finished quilt border and binding
The double border was made with two Kona Cotton Solids; Ice Frappe the lighter and Candy Green the darker.  I happened to have these on hand for another project; they will now need to be replenished.  I used my trusty pale mint green thread in a chestnut quilting pattern to join together the back, batting and top.  I like how the chestnut curls resemble a wintry breeze.  Finally, the quilt sandwich edges were all bound together using the same fabric as the backing.

Finished quilt frosty
Our local radar indicates that snow will be here later this week.  Maybe we will get enough to make a frosty snowman of our own!


Julierose said...

This is just beautiful!! I just found your site--I got a "Baby Go" and the hexagon and triangle dies---I will have to make an "I SPy" for my new granddaughter....Julierose

Margie said...

Your family received the best gifts ever this year! Beautiful! Love the chestnut quilting detail.