A while back I was sent some lovely new Scandi Christmas fabrics and in the bundle were a couple of panels.
I really like the icy grey and rich red this style of design displays and wanted to incorporate as much of a balance between the two colours as possible.
Now you know I'm a stitchery designer, not a quilt designer, right?
So what did I choose to make?
I designed a quilt.
Yep, totally out of my comfort zone, or out of my tree and off my rocker as hubby might say.
The fabrics are a mix of small and medium scale wintry prints plus a beautiful grey stripe which I thought would make the perfect binding.
I chose to use the red snowflake panel as the centre and create the rest of the quilt as I went along. Talk about winging it!
The snowflake has been bordered along each side with five of the feature fabrics and I popped in four grey panels to meet at the corners of the snowflake...
...before adding more of the five feature fabrics and more red panels.
I'm not set up in this house to take good quilt photos but I think you can see how lovely these fabrics are...
The photo below was taken with the flimsy laid out on my bed and is a good representation of the colours, but I love the photo above because it was in the moment at the front entry way with my little 5'1" self balanced on a chair and leaning as far over the quilt top as I could without falling face first onto it!
Ah, the memories. LOL!
The fabrics are by Makower UK and if you'd like to see the whole range go here to their site.
I've been told you'll find them in quilt stores worldwide right now...just in time to sew for Christmas!
I hope to machine quilt and bind this flimsy very soon, the plan being to lay it over the table on Christmas Day.
How very unlike me to be planning the decorations so far in advance...may have to try this every year!
Now tell me, are you sewing for Christmas already?
What are you making and do you have a colour theme?