Tuesday, December 14, 2010

o tannenbaum

when larissa and lisa started their quilt-a-long last year, I had good intentions of joining in. unfortunately, I only got as far as purchasing beautiful fabric from my favorite amish quilt shop.
this fabric sat...and sat...and sat, until I added "Christmas quilt" to my list of projects to tackle during my ADVENTure.
I'm over the moon happy with how it turned out! this project was definitely a labor of love for me. you quilters who whip up amazing masterpieces in just two days amaze me!
this slow moving process was enjoyable from start to finish- from the fabric cutting, to piecing and sewing, to (all that) the ironing. but my most favorite part was hand sewing the binding! thanks for encouraging me to do that, lisa!

here are my project details, links, and personal notes.
:: fabric ::
choose fabric you LOVE! I spent a lot of time with these fabrics and probably wouldn't have finished had it not been for my love of the fabric. I used a total of nine different patterns from this collection: moda fabrics, basic grey: figgy pudding; pattern numbers: 30182- blue, 30183- blue, 30185- white and multi, 30186- juniper, 30187- red, 30188- brown and blue, 30189- juniper

:: skills ::
I had to learn from many friends to complete this project. heartfelt thanks to all of you for sharing your talent and knowledge!
* layout and quilt pattern: oh, fransson!; charm squares baby quilt
* a local machine quilter did the "O Tannenbaum" pattern
* this quilt binding tutorial helped me finish it off
:: details ::
* finished quilt size- 45 1/2" wide by 48 1/2" tall
* I added two rows of quilt blocks down the back of the quilt to increase the width.
Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life,
to mind your own business
and to work with your hands.
-1 Thessalonians 4:11 NIV


The WoodLand School said...

Great work on this spectacularly gorgeous quilt!!!
Can't wait to see how the quilting bug influences you ;-)

Stephanie said...

Gorgeous!!!! You did an amazing job!!! I love your christmas tree quilting. So are you hooked? All it took for me was one quilt and I was dreaming of making more. I hope you've been spending lots of time relaxing under this quilt! :)

At Home Mommy Knits said...

Oh my goodness that is gorgeous!! Good for you for sticking to your goal and finishing. I have been so inspired by your ADVENTure that I have been making a list of mine to work on for next Christmas.

jo ellen said...

Great work Kristyn! It's beautiful and Grandma McGuirk is smiling ;-)


From All Stitched Up said...

I love your quilt. I love how you thanked all your helpers and I love, love,love the quote you have at the end. That's my life goal in a nutshell.

stitching under oaks said...

what a wonderful ADVENTure you've been on this year. This quilt is icing on the cake. It turned out fabulously. I'm on the hunt for some Christmas fabrics to make one of my own. You've definitely inspired me (and it sounds like many others) You did a wonderful job....what's next in your quilting queue?

APA said...

It is a beautiful quilt! The color scheme and pattern bring a touch of the past, those gathered around a fire in the long days of winter, but as modern art. Enjoy a wonderful accomplishment.

And thank you for sharing the bible verse. It's absolutely perfect for how I hope to live an every day life.


a friend to knit with said...

oh, kristyn. it is absolutely beautiful! the loveliest of all.
your gift giving is so inspiring. the way you have really gotten things made... with your hands. you have REALLY gotten things accomplished this year. and it has been fun to watch.

big hugs.

Gloria said...

Amazing!!!!!! I love the fabrics, and your color choices. This is SO very beautiful!! You did a wonderful job. I am glad you had encouragers along the way. A cherished quilt indeed!

I hope you have a joyous Christmas! :)

xoxo Gloria

Sewn With Grace said...

It is absolutely gorgeous!! I love the fabric and the pattern and how the quilter quilted it. I love doing the binding too!

~ The Jolly Bee ~ said...

You did such a wonderful job! You deserve a big pat on the back. This is sure to become a family heirloom for many generations to enjoy. Impressive!

Larissa said...

"Lead a quiet life and work with your hands" - love that! Your hands produced a gorgeous quilt - way to go Lady! I'm so glad that you took it one step at a time and just in time for Christmas you have this beautiful quilt for the family to snuggle under.

It's cool this year but five years from now and ten years from now it will be even more special when everyone sits around and recalls how mama made this special quilt for holiday family snuggling.

I'm with Lisa - whatcha makin next?

Firefly said...

How gorgeous! You're amazing - don't know how you do it all!
And I love the quote from Thessalonians -- perfect.

Allison said...

wow, this is such a pretty christmas quilt! i love the fabrics and the quilting design.

Monica said...

Love the colors of your quilt.