Friday, August 30, 2013

Christmas Fantasy is a Flimsy

It's a bright sunny day... perfect for quilt pictures on our freshly moved lawn! This UFO is called "Christmas Fantasy" and it is from a December 2003 issue of McCall's Quilting. I started quilting in 2002 and during this time I had no confidence in picking my own fabrics so this a verbatim copy of the magazine quilt.
The fabrics are all from a line called "Folk Art Christmas" by Robin Pandolph. The colors are so rich!
Florals have been a favorite of mine right from the start... I love these big shabby roses.
This quilt looks much more complicated than it is. There are 4 different pieced blocks and 2 different solid blocks (the large floral on white and the small floral & pines on green) which are laid out Trip Around the World style.
Getting this old UFO to flimsy stage is one of my Q3 goals so I can check it off my list. I'm thinking this one will be sent out for quilting by a professional as I have plenty of smaller projects in my UFO quilting queue.
Isn't that border fabric a beauty?  I love the veins in the leaves and the detailed shading in the roses. Tomorrow I'll be doing my August in Review post - how in the world can it be almost September!


  1. I love your quilt and the fabric is just perfect. Looks like a of of work! Well done.

  2. the fabric choices are so beautiful. I love the contrast of that green in there - very rich and makes the red floral really pop.

  3. Whoa! You really are on a roll, aren't you!

    Lovely flimsy.

  4. Congrats on your wonderful finish! Love this Christmas quilt!

  5. What a beautiful quilt - perfect for the Christmas season! Doesn't it feel great to finish up a holiday quilt project early :*)

  6. This is so striking and will be wonderful at the holidays!


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