Thursday, October 18, 2012

Small Christmas Quilt Finish

This is a little Christmas quilt that I just finished binding.  I made this as part of a challenge with a group of quilting friends that meets two or three times a year.  We were given the dark red and dark green fabrics you see in my quilt, and the challenge was to make something with triangles.  I started out making 8 or 9 broken dishes blocks and then filled in the rest with other half square triangles.

I used the method of making 1 1/2" half square triangles from charm squares.  The tutorial can be found in my post here.  It is also linked on my side bar under Tutorials and Patterns.

The little quilt measures approximately 14".  I machine quilted a simple grid and used the #4 stitch on my Bernina to quilt the border.

This is another of the waterfalls that we saw on vacation.  This is my kind of waterfall.  If you look near the top of the photo you will see a bridge.  That is the road, and just to the right of the photo is where we parked the car.  I only had to hike about 25 yards on flat ground to see this.

The noise from this falls is like Niagara only much quieter.  

I hope you are finding some time to stitch today.

Thanks for visiting!  


  1. Nice little Christmas quiltlet. I especially love the candy stripe border.
    Hiking to waterfalls was a family favorite during vacations. They fascinate me.

  2. Your challenge mini is really cute - I really like the binding - it really says "Christmas"! I'm sorry to read about Squeaky, the house will indeed seem very quiet.

  3. Cute little quilt.
    I never thiought to use the #4 on my Bernina for borders. Thakns for the tip.

  4. beautiful waterfall, I have always had a fascination with them.
    your little Christmas quilt is cute, love the binding, perfect!

  5. I love that little Chrsitmas quilt, especially the binding, it reminds me of candy canes :-)

  6. Cute little quilt! The binding is perfect, and I love the quilting on the border.

  7. Your darling little Christmas quilt is beautiful! I too love your fabric choice for the binding!

  8. Sweet little Christmas quilt with a perfect binding fabric...don't you love it when you can find that perfect one...I think bindings are important!!

    I also like your new header photos!!

  9. Love this little quilt...especially the peppermint stripe binding!

    In stitches, Teresa :o)

  10. Catching up on the blogs I read and then stitching all day. Did all the housework and baking the last three days, so I will be relaxing for a very long weekend;-)

    I love your Christmas table topper. I just finished a fall one and am so surprised that I really did not mind machine quilting. I am a die hard hand quilter.

    blessings, jill

  11. Love your little quilt, LuAnn. So colorful and fun. And the BINDING! I'm in love with that fabric!
    Waterfall pics are lovely. What a perfect place to take a hike. It's breathtaking.

  12. I Love waterfalls - look for them on every vacation. Your little Christmas project is great - fabulous stripe binding.

  13. Love the colors in your little quilt! ;)

  14. Very pretty little quilt! Your choice of binding is perfect and really makes it pop.


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