Monday, June 25, 2012

Design Wall Monday/Christmas Twist

Christmas Twist finished size 80x80.
 I have a finish this morning! This Christmas Twist was so much fun to make from beginning to end. I got it back from the long arm quilter a week ago and went to town sewing on the binding entirely by machine. This is going to be my new preferred method from now on for all but what I might consider heirloom quilts. It's fast, sturdy and gives a nice finish.


Turning the binding from back to front before machine sewing.
The quilting is just wonderful! All over snowflakes of many different sizes just as I requested. You can really appreciate the quilting from the back.



 

I just could not get a good picture of the quilt last night. I'll try to take a better one later on when I can go outside but I want to get this up to share on Judy's Patchwork Times. 
Linking to Sew Many Ways and Quilting By the River.



Until next time,

29 comments:

  1. So cute! I love the snowflakes.

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  2. Very pretty. Love the snowflake quilting.

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  3. Patricia, this is absolutely lovely! It's a terrific combination of colors and your quilting is beautiful! You must be tickled pink with this finish...congratulations!! :)

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  4. Oh, that Christmas quilt is wonderful, and the quilter did a great job, too.

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  5. Thanks everyone for the nice compliments. My machine quilter did such a nice job on the quilting, just perfect I think.

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  6. Your quilt turned out great. Those snowflakes were such a good idea for a quilting design.

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  7. That is very, very pretty! Love the alternate setting blocks with the twists. Very classy.

    I sew almost all my bindings by machine, except for the type you describe, or little quilts. Sooo much faster :)

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  8. Great idea to have the twister blocks, LOVE that idea. Great quilt.

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  9. Your twister turned out wonderful and the quilting. I just couldn't get my head around this concept. This would be one of those things I would have to watch someone do.

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  10. I love the Christmas twist quilt - it reminds me of a bowl of christmas sweeties! And the quilting, fabulous!

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  11. What a great quilt. Love the twister quilts.

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  12. That's a gorgeous quilt! The longarm quilting is great, and kudos on figuring out the machine stitched binding!

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  13. Beautiful Lil Twister quilt! The quilting done on it is really neat! Thanks for sharing.
    Quilting at the River Linky Party Tuesday

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  14. Wow, it looks gorgeous! I love all the fabrics, but my favorite is the red and white one in the large squares.

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  15. beautiful quilt. love the colors.

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    1. Thanks, isn't it fun revisiting older projects?

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  16. My first reaction was "Oh Wow, Love it" I think its the fabric that really pulled me in.

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    1. These colors and fabrics were a stretch for me but I loved working with them and how it turned out. Thanks for the complements.

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    1. Thanks so much Kate, what fun to revisit past projects.

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  18. This was the perfect post to rejuvenate this week under our Christmas theme Patricia! Thanks!

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    1. ....and so glad it's under our Twister theme too!! THANK YOU!!

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  19. That's the first I've seen that pattern with Twister--cute.

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    1. I just designed this one myself as I went along without a pattern. I do like the way it came out and I think this setting would work for lots of fabrics.

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  20. What a great quilt. I like the little twisted blocks and the print blocks between them. How fun.

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    1. Thanks Nancy. I just made up this setting as I went along but I do really like the way it turned out.Thanks for stopping by.

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  21. Now that is a great way to use the twister and creates a different look in that setting.

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  22. What a lovely idea to make single twisted blocks! Thank you for sharing, it is lovely.

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