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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Little Joys Quilt Along ~ Finishing


We've reached the last week for the Little Joys Quilt Along with Fat Quarter Shop. The finishing instructions are available for download on their Jolły Jabber blog. I enjoyed playing with these beautiful fabrics by Elea Lutz. Here is my finished quilt! I am so pleased with how it turned out. For quilting I did a free motion figure eight kind of thing. It reminded me of Christmas lights on a string. I can't wait to hang this up. Would now be to soon? Hehe.


I had a nice bit of the green backing fabric from the kit Fat Quarter Shop has for this quilt. I used some to cut 1.5 inch strips, folded in half and basted to the front before binding, to add just a little something special to the quilt. I really like how it turned out. I think it just encases the blocks and makes it cozy looking. 


It seemed funny to be taking pictures of a Christmas quilt the sweltering heat! But I suppose that's how it is for many of our friends in different parts of the world during Christmas. There was a little breeze under the trees out of the sun. 


Here is a super sunny shot from out under the trees. Definitely Christmas in July! Please check out the Jolly Jabber blog for more info on the quilt along. This quilt really was a "Little Joy" to make. 


http://fatquartershop.blogspot.com/2015/07/little-joys-quilt-along-week-5.html

Happy Sewing! 
xo Erin


9 comments:

Shelley said...

Love it! The addition to your binding is a beautiful touch!

Shelley said...

Love it! The addition to your binding is a beautiful touch!

Jacque. said...

Erin...I've done the little piece of fabric inside the binding (wish I knew what to call it) thing on a few quilts and it does really add something extra. As it does on your quilt. And, it's an easy thing to do. YAY for you! Love your Little Joys quilt. Christmas in July, indeed! Ho Ho Ho!!! xo

Joan said...

Love your quilt, the pretty fabrics and the cute binding! I think I will be adding this design to my list. Thanks for sharing. Try to stay cool. It's another hot one in Ontario today!

Heidi Staples said...

It's SO cute, Erin!! I especially love that wreath block. I'm saving that to make a pillow or mini quilt or something for Christmas this year...

Missy Shay said...

Your quilt turned out great!

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legato1958 said...

What a beautiful quilt this is!! I love the added green at the border! That's a fun touch. Pretty quilting, too.
Susie

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