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Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Filigree Finished and NTT

I refuse to accept the fact that Christmas is a short nine days away.  The last few weeks have flown by at lightning speed and I'm still working on one final Christmas order.  I am super excited that I get to share another finish with you today, though.


This quilt is for my grandmother and measures 74" x 74."  She wanted a quilt that was between a thrown and twin size, and although I planned to make a quilt that was around 65-70" square, the pattern dictated the larger size.  Speaking of the pattern, that is on my list to finish up within the next couple of weeks.  Here's a sneak peek at the cover though-


I really loved designing this pattern, but in retrospect, I wish there was a little bit more contrast between the two shades of blue, so the twisted ring pattern would show up better.  Oh well, hindsight is 20/20, I guess.  My grandmother loves it, and that's the most important thing for sure.


I used all of my scraps on the backing, and because I used several more prints than necessary, the leftovers turned out to be substantial!


I had enough leftover fabric to make a scrappy binding, but I thought since both the front and back were a little busy, this quilt needed a solid binding. Kona Navy fit the bill perfectly!  My grandmother also asked for a matching throw pillow, and I had just enough strips to make this fun spiral improv pillow.


I don't know why, but I find this method to be much more tedious than my usual improv method, which works in a rectangular shape.  With this spiral/circular improv, I feel like I end up having to cut too much fabric away.  Maybe I'm just going about it the wrong way?  I do love how the pillow turned out though, even though it was a pain to put together.  It is a 16 inch pillow, and I still need to get the pillow form for it.  Then, I'll be ready to give both to my grandmother when I see her for Christmas.  I can't wait for her to see them in person!

By the looks of last week's party, y'all are sewing up a storm too!  Linda at Koka Quilts showed off this amazing quilt, full of so many gorgeous fabrics.


Jessie at Measuring Success linked up this Radiant Blues quilt.  Just beautiful colors.


and Helen from Till We Quilt Again shared her stunning Eclipse quilt.  This illusion is jaw-dropping!


Wow...just WOW!  Believe me when I say that I really wanted to choose several more from last week's awesome party, but as I type this post, it is almost time for my wild thing to get home from school.  I know you're all busy finishing up those gifts for special people, and checking off the to-do list as Christmas creeps ever closer.  I can't wait to see what you're sewing this week!

**By the way- since next Thursday is Christmas Eve, NTT will be taking a break.  We will resume the following week (I know that's New Year's Eve, but we're going to party anyway that week).  I hope you all have a fantastic holiday!

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8 comments:

  1. Thank you for featuring my latest quilt! Love your 'filigree' quilt, there's a great secondary pattern thing-y happening too! Merry Christmas Kelly!

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  2. Another beautiful quilt! I am sure your grandmother will love it. Thanks for hosting the link up. Merry Christmas!

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  3. Hi Kelly! Your quilt is beautiful! I love the colours even the rings doesn't show so well. But now the yellows pop out like suns. I'm sure she will love this quilt! Beautiful picks from last week! Have a wonderful Christmas time! x Teje

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  4. Your Filagree pattern has so many possibilities for color! I think it would look great with Christmas reds and greens… maybe it would look like interlocking wreaths??
    I love seeing the quilts that you design… thank you for sharing

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  5. Kelly - The Filagree quilt is stunning. Happy Holidays.

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  6. I love the Filagree quilt. I looked on your Etsy shop and did not see the pattern. Where can I purchase this pattern? Love your work.

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    1. Thank you SO much! I am still working on the Filigree pattern, but I just wanted to give a sneak peek at the cover. I am planning to release it soon after the new year, and when it is ready, I will be sure to post to let everyone know!

      :) Kelly

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  7. Filigree turned out beautifully! Have a very happy holiday. Maybe by New Year's Eve I'll have something to post for NTT.

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