Monday, September 17, 2012

Vintage Holiday QAL Week 7: Quilt Top

vintage holiday christmas quilt top

It was wonderful to finally sew these quilt blocks together into a finished top.

blue white yellow fussy cut vintage holiday christmas quilt block

I knew from the beginning that I wanted to use the blue flowered print as my outside border, but I had debated what color to use for the inside grid. It came down to this multicolored print (which looks grey from a distance) or a variation on a red stripe. When I auditioned the red print, it was just too much red -- all the other colors seemed to drain away. I like the way my final choice allows all the colors to shine. I'm saving the red print for my binding, which I think will be a nice frame around the entire quilt.

red blue green yellow vintage holiday christmas quilt block

Here is my new and improved Block 11 after last week's minor debacle. I'm so glad I caught that mistake before I sewed the blocks together!

I'm excited to start work on the quilt back this week. My plan is to pull together all the leftover pieces from making the blocks and use them to make one or two giant scrappy ornaments on the back. We'll see how it goes. First I need to finish my grandmother's Vintage Holiday lap quilt. I'm hoping to have an update on that one tomorrow, so stay tuned!

19 comments:

  1. Oh you are doing so good on these!! I like your choice for the framing for sure!

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  2. I love your fabric choices for the borders and I never noticed that rogue block!

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  3. Looks good. I have mine finished too and I would be interested to know how you will be quilting it.

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  4. Stunning!! I love all the colors you used and the borders are perfect :)

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  5. Beautiful, i may need to get this pattern!!

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  6. really nice! i agree, i think the red print binding is going to look fabulous

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  7. Your quilt top turned out gorgeous! I just love it. Excellent work!

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  8. The borders and sashing are just perfect!

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  9. Just beautiful, Heidi! I really love your use of non-Christmas fabric.....very original and lovely!

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  10. Absolutely love this. Your choice of border is just right and I think a red binding will really set it off.

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  11. This is beautiful Heidi ; ) fabulous job

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  12. This is beautiful! Really really nice.

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  13. I really like how its turning out. The dark blue on the edge makes it pop. While I was looking at it I thought, they could easily represent all the seasons with the blues for winter, harvest colors and the other combinations. Leave it out all year!! Great job!!

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  14. Your quilt top looks great! I love the idea of having some big ornaments on the back!

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  15. looking really good :) Mine is still in many pieces...I think I might try and get it done by the end of this month....girl's gotta have a goal!

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