Sunday, January 2, 2011

Lexi's Christmas Quilt

Just in the nick of time, I finished Lexi's Christmas Quilt.  
I had made the quilt top last year, after Christmas, with more of the "Merry and Bright" line of fabric that I'm in love with.  I didn't get around to basting the quilt until a visit to my parent's house the weekend before Christmas.  I often save basting a quilt for a trip to my parents house, because they have a large expanse of wood flooring, which makes taping the quilt back to the floor and working my way around a large quilt much easier.  And it goes twice as fast when my mom helps me!  I wasn't sure how to quilt this one, though, and ended up ripping out many, many stitches while trying to make up my mind.  I also decided that I need a new sewing maching in the process!  I ended up just quilting straight lines, in varying widths, in each "square" of the quilt.  I've never made anything quite like this, with so little piecing and so much of one fabric.  But Lexi LOVES red, and I knew she'd love this quilt.  

I finished up the binding on Christmas Eve, and laid it on her bed,
so that she would wake up Christmas morning to a surprise.
She loved it.


  1. i love it too michelle -- it looks like a gift itself : )

    very impressed ......

  2. This is a darling quilt! Love your banner!

  3. Very sweet! It's beautiful. And what a great idea for her to wake up to it on Christmas morning!