Thursday, March 31, 2016

Another Finish For The Finish-A-Long!

I made it, just under the wire! I'm so excited that I got one more UFO project completed for the 1st quarter of the 2016 Finish-A-Long (you can see my 1stQ list here). And it's one of my favorite projects - Lori Holt's "Have Yourself A Quilty Little Christmas". It was an Instagram sew-along from November of 2014 using her book "Quilty Fun". I think it turned out so cute! (Even though this photo is horrible and doesn't do it justice! The lighting conditions just weren't good but I wanted to get this posted before the 1stQ ended.)
Have Yourself A Quilty Little Christmas by Thistle Thicket Studio. www.thistlethicketstudio.com

If you follow my blog, you know that I love Lori Holt's patterns and this is no exception. Her patterns are just so fun to make. The details on this quilt just are the cherry on top! Isn't this gingerbread man adorable with his little buttons and ricrac trim?
Have Yourself A Quilty Little Christmas by Thistle Thicket Studio. www.thistlethicketstudio.com

And these little bows on the wreaths are just too cute!
Have Yourself A Quilty Little Christmas by Thistle Thicket Studio. www.thistlethicketstudio.com

I have enough of the gray tree fabric (seen on the stocking cuff) leftover to make some coordinating pillows for my loveseat in the TV room. I just fell in love with that fabric and I used that as my inspiration for the rest of the fabrics in the quilt. Oh - and don't you just love that fussy cut peppermint candy?
Have Yourself A Quilty Little Christmas by Thistle Thicket Studio. www.thistlethicketstudio.com

The scrappy border was perfect to set up a cross-hatch quilting design in, which was a new challenge for me. I was thrilled with how it turned out too.
Have Yourself A Quilty Little Christmas by Thistle Thicket Studio. www.thistlethicketstudio.com

I quilted an all-over design in the center that included feathers, swirls, pebbles and clamshells. I thought the fun design fit the fun, modern feel of the quilt. It was another pattern by Anita Shackelford and I can't wait to use it on my Bonnie and Camille Log Cabin Swap Quilt next (unfortunately I didn't get that one done for the 1stQ).
Have Yourself A Quilty Little Christmas by Thistle Thicket Studio. www.thistlethicketstudio.com

It feels so good to get another one off my UFO list. I'm ready to rock and roll in the 2ndQ of the Finish-A-Long! What UFOs have you completed so far this year? Doesn't it feel great?!

~Sharla

P.S. I also linked this post up for TGIFF.