Quilt #5: Christmas 2014

I have been so busy that I haven’t done any holiday themed quilting and wanted to try out a free-motion holly motif that I had been thinking about.

When I picked up this Christmas Jelly Roll, I didn’t notice that it had pink in it – but I think it gives it a more modern look.
This is the first time that I’ve used a loopy filler pattern – I didn’t want to compete with the Christmas fabric patterns, and I had fussy cut the snowflakes in the middle of the squares so I didn’t want to distract from those either.

 I also didn’t want to have too much competition from the quilting in the sashing, so I went with a simple wavy motif with Greek keys in all the intersecting corners.

One thing I’m always excited to see is how the wholecloth quilt back looks – it’s always a surprise.

 Here is a closer look.

 And finally, a look at the whole quilt.

I wish you all a very Merry Christmas!

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