Thursday, September 22, 2016

Broken Frames for Christmas

I finished a Christmas quilt and it's not even October yet!!  You might remember back in May, during the May is for Makers campaign, I purchased the Broken Frames pattern from Meadow Mist Designs. But it wasn't until I made my list of projects for Q3 of the 2016 FAL, that I decided I was going to turn Broken Frames into a Christmas quilt.



I chose two charm packs of Cherry Christmas by Aneela Hoey, some Kona White and Kona Red, which I also used for the binding.

For the quilting, I debated just doing some straight lines echoing the seams, but in the end, I went with two different FMQ designs: flowers and square spirals.



I love all the yummy texture this quilting creates!

The finished size is about 50" x 68" before washing - so a pretty good size for the couch.

If you're in the market for a really quick and easy quilt - the pattern comes in 3 sizes (baby, lap and twin), I highly recommend this one.  It would be perfect for that charm pack you've been hoarding or you can use scraps.  This pattern is perfect for some fun fussy cutting and would make an awesome "I spy" baby quilt.


I will be linking up at Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish It Up Friday and at for Crazy Dutch Bird Quilts for TGIFF.

And this is project number 7 on my 2016 FAL Q3 list so I'll be linking up for that too at the beginning of October.

16 comments:

  1. Congrats on having a Christmas finish already! Your quilt looks great :)

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  2. Yes - all that quilting looks like it makes the quilt super cozy!! Well done!

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  3. Just beautiful! I like you two different quilting motifs! Congrats on a getting a Christmas quilt done and it's not even Halloween!

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  4. Wow, you already have a Christmas quilt done. It is beautiful, and you're right the quilting does add great texture.

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  5. Very pretty, love that color combination! Nice finish.

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  6. Yay for another FAL finish AND an early Christmas quilt - very nice!

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  7. It makes a beautiful Christmas quilt, properly snuggly and definitely finished in time for this year!!

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  8. This is a great version of this quilt. I like the way you quilted it and it's giving me ideas for how to eventually quilt mine.

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  9. Great finish!! I love the quilting. Congrats.

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  10. Love everything about this! I have been hoarding some Halloween fabric and I may have to break into it. Love the quilting, too! You sure are getting a lot done!

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  11. Noël est dans 2 mois, donc au moins 90 jours, wow. Moi j'en ai un seul à finir pour Noël, et je n'arrête pas de me dire que j'ai le temps... Tes spirales carrées sont trés réussies, moi je n'y arrive jamais, je tourne trop vite au centre.

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  12. You are so organised and I'm sure you are looking forward to enjoying it! Congratulations on the finish and thanks for linking up to the FAL quarter three on behalf of your team of hosts

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  13. Such a cheerful quilt for Christmas!

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  14. It's beautiful in it's simplicity, and the quilting accents it perfectly. Feel free to link to Finished or Not Friday on my blog!

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  15. Great quilt! Lovely how the pattern showcases the charm pack fabrics. Congratulations for this early Christmas finish.

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