Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Christmas Lane

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My sister-in-law and I whipped this quilt out last weekend (a 4 day weekend to clarify!)…she drew out the design, I figured out the pattern, and we sewed like mad.  We pulled it out of the dryer still wet, took the bad picture up there, and she took it home just in the nick of time.

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I taught her how to free motion on my machine…and she sewed through her fingernail and out the other side of her finger.  Yucky.  At least we finished up the quilt and it turned out cute.  We backed it with double sided minky and no batting.   Most of the fabrics were a layer cake of Flurry, by Kate Spain for Moda.

79 comments:

Laura said...

Very cute-I really like the skyline at the top. This is the second post this week about people sewing over their own fingers-what's up with that? Super powerful machines? Going very, very fast? Hope she didn't bleed all over her adorable quilt.

Wendz said...

Another cheerful and not your run of the mill repeat-pattern quilt! It's the second time today I've read of someone using minky to back a quilt. Can someone please tell me what it is and is it available in the UK?

Sew Create It - Jane said...

No pain no gain...though I think your sil took that too far. Hope she's ok!

Gorgeous quilt and what a quick finish in time for Christmas!

Michele said...

So cute! Yuck on the finger.

Karen H said...

Very pretty quilt! One of these years I'm going to make a Christmas quilt!

Lesley said...

Wow! You folks are amazing! Almost a quilt in a day! So cute...but so sorry for the pain...ugh! Enjoy your new quilt!

~Niki~ said...

nice-great job designing it!

piece peace said...

I really love this quilt! It is so versatile. It looks like a serene Christmas Village with the Christmas fabric.

Rebecca said...

Love the pattern you layed out...
Hasn't everyone run a needle thru thier finger at some point? We aways thought of it as a blood sacrafice to the gods of creativity .{only need one a lifetime }

Colleen Potter said...

WOW, I realize there were two of you but I am amazed that the quilt is completed so quickly. I just spent 5 days making a baby quilt ( disappearing 9 patch - easy right ?) from a flannel charm pack and some yardage... washed it and half of the ( charm pack ) seams ripped apart in the wash- the yardage fabrics are fine.
Sooo disappointing. Has this ever happened to you ?
I wonder if contacting the charm pack fabric company would get me any answers or if it would be another waste of time ?

Sharon@Sharon at Home said...

Cute ... looks like ice fishing houses sitting on an iced over lake. (you can tell I live in the cold north ... hahahha)

Rene Sharp said...

Owweee!! Hope your sister's finger is o.k. This is just the perfect Christmas quilt. Not too Christmasy, just right!!!!

trish said...

Super cute quilt! I especially like the night sky in the distance. :o)
Ouch for your sister in laws finger! Oy!

Petit Design Co. said...

you just had to initiate her properly right?

Allison said...

that is a fantastic Christmas quilt, one that looks like it could hang around after Dec 25th, too :) hope your SIL is ok - I've sewn my finger before, but this sounds much more dramatic than my mishap {i bought a stilletto after my incident, and it is now my fav tool} Happy Christmas Sewing Season! hahaha :)

Brenda said...

Ouch! too much pain, but a very fun quilt!

Carol said...

OH that is so cute! What a wonderful quilt!

Mommarock said...

Super cute! Wonderful that you can just whip up a pattern like that.. it is a fantastic patter too!

Alex Duenkel said...

This is gorgeous! Will you share the pattern with us?

SandyQuilts said...

Darling. Is there a tutorial in the works? What size is the blovk?

Andrea said...

I so wanted to finish a Christmas quilt this year (nope, trying again for next year lol). I have been busy watching you tube videos on FMQ. I think I am going to get brave and do my log cabin myself. LOVE that you have someone to quilt with. No one in my family, or my friends are quilters. They just all want me to make them one lol.

needle and nest said...

Beautiful quilt. You two are amazing to push through to finish it even with that awful injury! Well done! :)

Julie said...

Will this hopeful become a pattern. Of course with your sil permission

Julie said...

Will this hopeful become a pattern. Of course with your sil permission

Carla said...

Very nice. The poor girl. I hope she's not scared away!
Happy stitching

Melissa Corry said...

Super cute!! I hope your sister's finger heals quickly. Ouch!!

Sewn With Grace said...

This is gorgeous! I will purchase this as soon as you publish it. What a great quilt!

Heather D. said...

So cute! Hope her finger is okay. :(

kathy-o said...

So dang cute - you two make a great designer pair! Youch on the finger!

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Bonnie said...

This is one of the cutest quilts I've seen in weeks! I so hope there is a pattern in pdf in the works. It's super cute!!!
Also do you use your regular machine to free motion or do you use a long arm? I'm just starting to get up the courage, but all I have to fmq is my regular machine. What are your feelings on this? A response would be so AWESOME!!

mindingmomma said...

very cute! and you did it so fast!

Rebecca said...

That is an awesome quilt - I love it. Sorry about the finger - OW!

SuzyMcQ said...

Will we be seeing a pattern? I could figure it out, I think, except for the portion on the top. Did you overlap the houses onto the sky there?

So sorry about your SIL's finger...ouch....

Jayme said...

Please make this a pattern so I can by it and make a spring version!!!!!

Rebecca Grace said...

YOUCH!!! I hope your sister isn't scared away from FMQ forever! This pattern is adorable; I love the way the houses are clumped in little groups, like a real village or neighborhood. Just lovely!

Krista Hansen said...

This is so cute!! I love it! I would love to see it in a pattern in your shop too.

Dee said...

Ok. I NEED THIS. Like NOW. :)

Your poor SIL! Hope she is ok!

Kelsey said...

Super adorable! I want one.

jan said...

That is a very cute quilt! Thanks for sharing your creativity!

Liz Taylor said...

This is so great! I love all the houses and the skyline at the top is just perfect.

Deb said...

I LOVE THIS!! {shouty capitals} it's really really stunning. I might have to make one I think!

Faye said...

I hope her finger is not too painful now - the quilt is fantastic though - I love it! Faye

Charity said...

I love this quilt! It's such a fun pattern. I'm amazed that you managed to finish a quilt in a day, even with two people working at it. =) Hope that finger is all right!

Schulz Family said...

Wow- talent galore in your family!! This is awesome

Patty B said...

Oh my gosh I am obsessed with this!!!!!!!

Michele Hester said...

I love it! Won't you consider sharing it in the
2012 Christmas Quilt Show.

Salley said...

So simple but so perfect.

Gina said...

awesome quilt!! Hope her finger is healing up nicely

SD and EJ said...

LOVE the quilt!

Jocelyn said...

I love this! You two did a great job...except the part about the needle through the finger. I'm coming to realize crochet & knitting might be safer for me. That's after I sliced my finger with my rotary cutter & thinned my hair with my seam ripper (don't run your hand through your hair while still holding seam ripper!) :) Can't imagine a needle through the finger-would pass out for sure!

lifeinredshoes said...

Good gracious! Pattern to follow?

Dolly said...

OWWWWW........I did that once when I worked in a blue jeans factory ! Yikes, it hurts !

Bless her heart !


And that is one adorable quilt.....wish I'd made that this weekend !

Gayle said...

Beautiful Quilt, great design. Sorry about the finger. Och!!!!!

Anne said...

Love the quilt design!
I had a babysitter sew through her nail when I was young during a 4-H meeting and still remember the sight of it to this day.

Mary Deckert said...

That is a really cute quilt ~ I love it! I sewed through my fingernail during a jr. high home-ec sewing class. I thought the teacher was going to pass out.

Andrea said...

Ack! So adorable!! I love it.

coolkat said...

well done to your sister in-law being her first quilt. Very cute. ;)

Dawn said...

Sweet! Your SIL did a good job for her first one.

Nancy said...

LOVE IT you once again show your creativity and give inspiration to all.

Alicia said...

very cute! It's worth sewing over a fingernail!

Pat said...

I love the quilt. Cute pattern!!!! I hope your sister is ok. Gotta watch where you're goin'.

Cecelia said...

Love the quilt! Please make this a pattern!

Connie said...

I love this quilt! What a fun weekend!

3 Buttons Studio said...

Absolutely ADORABLE! I love the snowy ground and the colors are perfect....Christmasy but not just the normal red and green. I love throwing some aqua/blue into the mix. :)

Becky said...

Simple yet beautiful for Christmas! I was wondering though...was it hard to machine quilt with the minky fabric on the back? I find that stuff so hard to work with.

MaterialGirlQuilts said...

Super cute quilt! Sounds like a fantastic weekend (minus the injury!)
Amanda

Rhadonda Sedgwick said...

Wow you girls are amazing and that had to be so fun (except for sewing through finger yikes). Great job! Can't wait to try the minky method sometime.

Angie said...

What a wonderful quilt---I LOVE it. :) Ouch, that sewing finger business must really hurt. :/

Mike and Jen said...

There is only one word to describe this quilt...LOVELY, LOVELY, LOVELY!

Franziska said...

Right when I saw your pictures I was reminded of Swedish houses at the coast (there are some pictures like this or this.
I like how you constructed the blocks. Makes me want to make a pillow with this look with Swedish houses (as we love to travel Sweden). Thanks for sharing.

Carmen Attie said...

Please make this a pattern! Love it! hope the finger is ok.

Sew Nomadic said...

4 days are you kidding?!?! That's amazing! Mine take weeks to complete and I drag my feet the whole way lol! It looks absolutely wonderful. Way to go you two! This pattern has so many applications, I love it as a Christmas theme. Hope the injury is healing and it didn't scare her away from free motion.

manybooks said...

What a wonderful quilt! And in four days, seriously?! It's perfect :)

CJ said...

Such a cute quilt! I would have passed out if anyone sewed through a finger in my home. :S

paige said...

I LOVE it! Are you planning on writing up a pattern or quick tutorial? :)

Julie Peterson said...

Oh my heck! I love it, I love seeing my sisters house and I love that you whipped it us so fast and shouldn't you make me one for Christmas? It's darling! Poor Finger!

corinne said...

I like this pattern, it is different and cute. Hope the finger is not to sore.

Chris {frecklemama} said...

Yup, I would buy this pattern in a snap. Get to work my friend! J/K, I'm glad you enjoyed family time over the holiday and I'm especially glad your sister is feeling better - Ouch!

Cheers,
Chris

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