Friday, 22 March 2013

TGIFF - Merry Christmas!

I know it is the first week of spring but with all the snow we still have out there, I am beginning to wonder if spring will ever come!
To go along with all that snow, I have a Christmas-y finish!
I have finally finished my Jelly Roll 1600 quilt!!  

I took the pictures Wednesday morning, after the 20cm dump of snow we got on Tuesday.

I quilted it on my mom's long arm machine last week.  I am so happy to say that I am no longer scared of this machine!  It was so nice to feel comfortable using it, now if only I could find more time to use it... anyways, I decided this time around to do some free motion quilting and it was so much easier than following a pattern!  I am really beginning to like this!

Close-up of quilting

As you can see in the picture above, I used the strips as my guide.  I alternated between a row of loops and a row of wavy lines.  I think it gives the quilt some nice texture.
I used a green flannel for the back and I bound it using one of the black fabrics from the same line.  It is going to be perfect to snuggle under at Christmas time!

Here it is drying after the photo shoot!
I am linking up to TGIFF over at Sew, love, live.
And I also wanted to let you know that I will be sewing again tonight for the Friday Night Sew In over at Heidi's.  Hopefully I will be finishing my itty bitty twister and my March mini.  I will let you know how that all goes tomorrow!


  1. Fun to finish, isn't it?! Nice job on the FMQ!

  2. Look at you -- ahead of the holidays! :) What a great Christmas quilt, Ginette. So snuggly by that awesome fire, which I can't believe we still need right now.

  3. I think it's a great idea to get your Chirstmas sewing done in March. More time for eating cookies come December:) Your quilt looks great and you did a wonderful job quilting it. How cool to have access to a long-arm!

  4. I love your Christmas quilt.... I love to work on Christmas all year - so it is not unusual at all!

    Glad you are loving the long arm... you are doing a beautiful job!

  5. It looks amazing Ginette! Love the quilting... You are so lucky to be able to use your mom's long-arm. :-)

  6. Beautiful quilt and Christmas is fun anytime of year. :) Love all the snow, but that's just because I don't live in it. :)

  7. Gorgeous JR 1600! Love the quilting, too - it's perfect!


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