Thursday, February 25, 2010

Christmas in July


I got the final stitches on the binding last night. I pieced this top in July 2009 and after finding the border fabric I was hoping to have it done before Christmas 2009.....Oh well, It's ready when the holidays roll around again!
The friendship star blocks were from a long ago swap and the nine patches were leftovers.
It doesn't have any Christmas fabric in it but the border stripes reminded me of candy canes.

39 comments:

  1. I love the quilt. Isn't it amazing how the same block can be so different with different fabrics?

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  2. Very cute how big is it? It looks like it would be a nice decoration for your home

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  3. It will make a wonderful Christmas quilt/wall hanging/table topper! I love basic blocks and alternating with the red makes them pop!

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  4. Looks great! I still love the stripes.

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  5. Very sweet! Simple and charming. Did you hand quilt it?

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  6. Very sweet. And not BLATANTLY Christmas.

    Word Verification: sarsking, a sport that did NOT make it into the Olympics, involving both tennis racquets and skates and extremely difficult to do

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  7. I think you found the perfect border fabric? I love the red setting squares!
    Don't tell anybody you're late with this goal..tell them it's an early quilt for next Christmas? ;)

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  8. Congratulations on your early/late finish. I like that you used left over blocks to make the quilt and you know I like it.

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  9. Great quilt, Lori - love the different reds, and the border fabric. The different blocks really keep your eye moving.

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  10. Well I love it. The fabrics look great.

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  11. You are going to be so happy this Christmas when you pull this beauty out and cuddle up in it. I just love it, Lori.

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  12. Lori, What a great quilt! The border fabric is fabulous. Who made the fabric and what is it called? How big is the quilt? I enjoy decorating with quilts that just have Christmas colors, not Christmas prints. That quilt will also look great around the 4th of July. Of course, I've never met a red that I didn't like.

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  13. It's gorgeous, I love red as you know and I have to do a quilt with a red background. I was thinking of my nine patch swap blocks. Just have to find the right red.

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  14. Oh gosh I love this. I totally dig the setting blocks - the way you worked that out. Very cool!!! Kinda made my brain expand. I learned something. Don't tell anyone though.

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  15. beautiful
    one can never have enough red quilts
    love that border fabric btw!
    Kathie

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  16. I think that the quilt is very Christmasy, but yet, could be displayed all year. Very pretty!!

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  17. Here's to being ahead of the game for this Christmas! It is a beautiful quilt.

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  18. I love your quilt! Especially the red inner border squares...love it!

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  19. It turned out really nice! You can't just put it away until Dec to roll around again. I really like the red setting squares too - what a great color!

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  20. It turned out really nice! You can't just put it away until Dec to roll around again. I really like the red setting squares too - what a great color!

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  21. It turned out really nice! You can't just put it away until Dec to roll around again. I really like the red setting squares too - what a great color!

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  22. It turned out really nice! You can't just put it away until Dec to roll around again. I really like the red setting squares too - what a great color!

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  23. Love the Christmas in July quilt! Of course I have never met a RED that I didn't like. Great job!

    Jill in NJ

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  24. I love your quilt. I think all the colors of the blocks remind me of cheerfully wrapped Christmas presents.

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  25. Such a sweet quilt. If you say it's a Christmas quilt, then that's exactly what it is. It doesn't have to have holly leaves and Santa Claus--it has a lovely warm, comfortable, wintery look.

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  26. Love the quilt. Anything with red in it can be for Christmas!

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  27. What a sweet little quilt!
    I love the 2 different red backgrounds.

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  28. What a beautiful quilt. I just love the border you have used - stunning.

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  29. I love that border fabric. The whole quilt is wonderful and has a vintage look to it!

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  30. ~!!~CUTE~!!~
    love the border fabric too~!~

    what could possibly be better than Christmas all year round~!?!~

    :)
    libbyQ

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  31. Really like your block setting with the red alternating squares...so vibrant!
    Thank you for sharing & also the image of things blooming in your yard...it gives us northerners hope!

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